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The Best Kindle Unlimited Books

From powerful memoirs to thrilling mysteries, they’re all included with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

For just $9.99. per month, you can get a Kindle Unlimited subscription that gives you access to over one million ebooks. These titles include some of the best books out there—though browsing through them can be quiet time consuming.

That's where we come in. Rather than comb through the massive selection yourself, we've done all the legwork by curating a list of the best Kindle Unlimited deals available right now. Check out the following ebooks, all separated by genre, to build an awesome digital library, and start reading!

Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller

Buy The 7th Victim at Amazon

The 7th Victim

By Alan Jacobson

The first book of Alan Jacobson’s bestselling Karen Vail series, The 7th Victim introduces FBI profiler Karen Vail, who is investigating a horrifying serial killer known as “Dead Eyes.”

The 7th Victim

By Alan Jacobson

Buy Coyote Wind at Amazon

Coyote Wind

By Peter Bowen

The discovery of a decades-old plane crash leads cattle-brand inspector Gabriel Du Pré to a possible murder victim and a landowner with dark secrets.

Coyote Wind

By Peter Bowen

Buy Fellowship of Fear at Amazon

Fellowship of Fear

By Aaron Elkins

On the first night of his teaching fellowship, Gideon Oliver narrowly escapes from two men who break into his hotel room in an attempt to murder him. Oliver suddenly finds himself the target in an unfamiliar game with no clear rules and exceptionally high stakes.

Fellowship of Fear

By Aaron Elkins

Buy The First Deadly Sin at Amazon

The First Deadly Sin

By Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel of the bestselling Deadly Sins series, Edward Delaney—a New York City cop—is hunting a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weapon. And Delaney’s only shot at bringing the monster to justice is to lay a complex trap.

The First Deadly Sin

By Lawrence Sanders

Buy Pines at Amazon

Pines

By Blake Crouch

The inspiration for M. Night Shyamalan’s series on FOX, Pines is a gripping thriller about a secret service agent searching for two missing federal agents in a small town in Idaho. 

Pines

By Blake Crouch

Buy The Butterfly Garden at Amazon

The Butterfly Garden

By Dot Hutchison

The first book in The Collector series, The Butterfly Garden is the tale of a twisted man who kidnaps and tattoos young women, whom he keeps in the garden of his isolated mansion. When FBI agents begin questioning Maya, a survivor, they find that the Butterfly Garden is even more twisted than they first realized.

The Butterfly Garden

By Dot Hutchison

Buy I Am Watching You at Amazon

I Am Watching You

By Teresa Driscoll

Ella Longfield has a bad feeling when she oversees two ex-cons flirting with a group of teenage girls on a train, but ultimately doesn’t intervene. Anna Ballard, one of the girls, goes missing that very night…and whoever took her is watching Ella.

I Am Watching You

By Teresa Driscoll

Buy Noble Beginnings at Amazon

Noble Beginnings

By L.T. Ryan

The first novel of the Jack Noble series will get your heart pounding and your pulse racing. Jack Noble is a Marine on-loan to the CIA who finds himself caught up in a massive conspiracy run by the United States government.

Noble Beginnings

By L.T. Ryan

Buy An Innocent Client at Amazon

An Innocent Client

By Scott Pratt

The first book of the Joe Dillard series introduces Dillard—a man who wants to leave the world of criminal defense, but can’t help but to represent a beautiful young girl accused of brutally murdering a preacher.

An Innocent Client

By Scott Pratt

Buy My Sister's Grave at Amazon

My Sister's Grave

By Robert Dugoni

In the first book of the Tracy Crosswhite series, Tracy doesn’t believe the man in prison for her sister’s disappearance and murder is responsible. When her sister’s remains are discovered 20 years later, she is determined to find the murderer.

My Sister's Grave

By Robert Dugoni

Buy Lies That Bind Us at Amazon

Lies That Bind Us

By Andrew Hart

Jan took a trip to Crete to get away, but under the bright Greek sun she is kidnapped and thrown in a dark cell by a mysterious captor.

Lies That Bind Us

By Andrew Hart

Historical Fiction

Buy The Golden Horn at Amazon

The Golden Horn

By Poul Anderson

The first in an epic trilogy, The Golden Horn tells the tale of the last Viking, the fierce and powerful Hardrede.

The Golden Horn

By Poul Anderson

Buy April Morning at Amazon

April Morning

By Howard Fast

Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel follows a boy as the brutal first battle of the American Revolution exposes him to the horrors of war.

April Morning

By Howard Fast

Buy Deep Summer at Amazon

Deep Summer

By Gwen Bristow

This gripping Southern saga follows pioneers who settle the untamed Louisiana wilderness, creating a civilization rife with charm, luxury, and tragic injustice.

Deep Summer

By Gwen Bristow

Buy Beneath a Scarlet Sky at Amazon

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

By Mark Sullivan

Based on an incredible true story, Beneath a Scarlet Sky follows Pino Lella, an Italian teenager with no interest in the war with the Nazis who joins a network helping Jews to escape after his family home is destroyed by a bomb. His parents fear for his safety and push him to enlist in the German army, and after an injury he becomes the personal driver of one of the most powerful Nazi commanders…and an invaluable spy.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

By Mark Sullivan

Buy White Rose, Black Forest at Amazon

White Rose, Black Forest

By Eoin Dempsey

In December 1943, German dissenter Franka Gerber is living alone in a cottage in the woods. When she comes across an unconscious Luftwaffe pilot in the snow, she discovers that he’s not who he seemed to be, and the pair embarks on a dangerous journey to escape the Gestapo.

White Rose, Black Forest

By Eoin Dempsey

Buy The Tuscan Child at Amazon

The Tuscan Child

By Rhys Bowen

When Joanna returns to the English countryside to arrange her estranged father’s funeral, she discovers an unopened love letter that changes everything she thought she knew about her father.

The Tuscan Child

By Rhys Bowen

Buy Yellow Crocus at Amazon

Yellow Crocus

By Laila Ibrahim

A privileged daughter of slave owners and the wet nurse who raises her are deeply affected by their love for one another despite the sharp class division that separates them.

Yellow Crocus

By Laila Ibrahim

Literary Fiction

Buy A Place Apart at Amazon

A Place Apart

By Paula Fox

Victoria Finch’s life was turned upside-down by her father’s death. She thought nothing would ever feel right again. Then, she met Hugh.

A Place Apart

By Paula Fox

Buy Crazy in Berlin at Amazon

Crazy in Berlin

By Thomas Berger

Carlo Reinhart, an American army medic, is deeply disturbed by the horrors of war when he is stationed in postwar Germany.

Crazy in Berlin

By Thomas Berger

Buy A Shower of Summer Days at Amazon

A Shower of Summer Days

By May Sarton

The Gordon family has left Dene’s Court, their Irish estate, vacant for years. When they finally return, the small village is fascinated, but the homecoming does not turn out to be a particularly joyous affair.

A Shower of Summer Days

By May Sarton

Buy Matchmaking for Beginners at Amazon

Matchmaking for Beginners

By Maddie Dawson

When Marnie meets her fiancé’s matchmaking great-aunt, Blix, who’s dying, Blix knows that Marnie is the perfect person to be her successor. Marnie’s marriage falls apart after just two weeks, but in the aftermath, she discovers that Blix has left her a brownstone—and a whole lot more.

Matchmaking for Beginners

By Maddie Dawson

Buy Slaughterhouse-Five at Amazon

Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut

A classic, Slaughterhouse-Five records one man’s travels through time and space, exploring everything from World War II to aliens and asking questions about humanity’s deepest fears.

Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut

Buy The Handmaid's Tale at Amazon

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

The inspiration for the award-winning TV series, Margaret Atwood’s unforgettable classic explores power dynamics, gender imbalance, and religious beliefs in a dystopian society that is both unimaginable and terrifyingly believable.

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

Buy When I'm Gone at Amazon

When I'm Gone

By Emily Bleeker

Luke Richardson has just buried his wife of 16 years when finds a blue envelope addressed to him on the floor of the home they shared—in his wife’s handwriting. He continues to receive letters and uncovers shocking secrets that will change everything he knows about his family.

When I'm Gone

By Emily Bleeker

Buy Trail of Broken Wings at Amazon

Trail of Broken Wings

By Sejal Badani

Three estranged sisters—a free-spirited photographer, a career woman, and a soft-spoken suburbanite—must reunite when their father falls into a coma. The three sisters must also address family secrets that were buried long ago, confront the racism their father endured, and remember the violence to which he once subjected their family.

Trail of Broken Wings

By Sejal Badani

Buy Coffee Will Make You Black at Amazon

Coffee Will Make You Black

By April Sinclair

Growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 1960s, Jean “Stevie” Stevenson thinks about everything from her own hair and skin tone to race riots and the civil rights movement. This award-winning coming-of-age novel is a portrait of adolescence in a turbulent era of social change.

Coffee Will Make You Black

By April Sinclair

Buy Smoke at Amazon

Smoke

By Catherine McKenzie

An arson investigator named Elizabeth must face the natural disaster that is her failed marriage. While she works to contain a fire that threatens to devour her town, she and an old friend must find a way to move on and find a new purpose.

Smoke

By Catherine McKenzie

Science Fiction

Buy The Forge of God at Amazon

The Forge of God

By Greg Bear

From the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three, this gripping doomsday novel was a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. As the sun sets on the final days of humanity, some people turn to religion and others to their families—and humankind finds itself caught up in the final moments of beauty and chaos on Earth.

The Forge of God

By Greg Bear

Buy Midshipman's Hope at Amazon

Midshipman's Hope

By David Feintuch

The year is 2194, and seventeen-year-old Nicholas Seafort is about to set off on an interstellar ship as a midshipman. When a rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, the young midshipman must take control and save the crew.

Midshipman's Hope

By David Feintuch

Buy The Duke of Uranium at Amazon

The Duke of Uranium

By John Barnes

In the first book of the Jak Jinnaka series, Jak is a party boy enjoying every minute of his teenage years. With the revelation that his whole life has been a training exercise, he’s suddenly sent on a dangerous spy mission to save his girlfriend–who happens to secretly be the princess of a faraway spaceport.

The Duke of Uranium

By John Barnes

Buy Seeker at Amazon

Seeker

By Douglas E. Richards

From the bestselling author of Wired comes a thrilling tale of a super powerful alien technology. An alien spacecraft containing technology that will allow its holder to dominate the globe has just landed in the Amazon Jungle, and every country enters a cutthroat race to reach the technology first. 

Seeker

By Douglas E. Richards

Buy Awaken Online: Catharsis at Amazon

Awaken Online: Catharsis

By Travis Bagwell

The first novel in the Awaken Online series, Catharsis introduces Awaken Online, a new virtual reality game that seems impossibly realistic. Jason is looking for an escape from life, but when he logs into Awaken Online, it’s nothing like what he was expecting. 

Awaken Online: Catharsis

By Travis Bagwell

Buy The Gender Game at Amazon

The Gender Game

By Bella Forrest

In a world divided by gender, women rule the repressive kingdom of Matrus and a dangerous patriarchy control the kingdom of Patrus. Nineteen-year-old Violet Bates is still reeling from the disappearance of her younger brother and must fight for her life after receiving a death sentence for crimes she committed in her oppressive nation.

The Gender Game

By Bella Forrest

Fantasy

Buy The Hero and the Crown at Amazon

The Hero and the Crown

By Robin McKinley

In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm.

The Hero and the Crown

By Robin McKinley

Buy Chains of Gold at Amazon

Chains of Gold

By Nancy Springer

Cerilla is fated to marry a king who will be sacrificed after she gives birth to his first child. When the star-crossed lovers find themselves truly falling in love, they will do whatever it takes to escape their fate.

Chains of Gold

By Nancy Springer

Buy Madbond at Amazon

Madbond

By Nancy Springer

The first novel of the Sea King Trilogy, Madbond is the harrowing tale of a king and a madman who must join forces in order to save the world. Six small tribes are all that remains of humankind, and they are in desperate need of protection from the horrible monsters that threaten their very existence.

Madbond

By Nancy Springer

Buy Harry Potter Series at Amazon

Harry Potter Series

By J.K. Rowling

Follow Harry Potter and his loyal friends from their first days at Hogwarts to their final battle. Read (or re-read!) all seven installments for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Harry Potter Series

By J.K. Rowling

Buy The Hobbit at Amazon

The Hobbit

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins has become accustomed to a peaceful life, but reluctantly joins the wizard Gandalf and a group of dwarves on a quest for treasure. Little does he know, a magic ring and the terrifying Gollum await him on his journey.

The Hobbit

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Buy The Paper Magician Series at Amazon

The Paper Magician Series

By Charlie Holmberg

Ceony Twill graduated at the top of her class, so she’s crushed when she’s assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic instead of metal. Despite her initial disappointment, Ceony learns that her powers may be more extraordinary than she ever imagined.

The Paper Magician Series

By Charlie Holmberg

Buy Magical Mayhem Series at Amazon

Magical Mayhem Series

By K.F. Breene

Penny made her first appearance in the Fire & Ice Trilogy, (also available with Kindle Unlimited), and now she’s striking out on her own with the power she never knew she had.

Magical Mayhem Series

By K.F. Breene

Romance

Buy The Miracle at St. Bruno's at Amazon

The Miracle at St. Bruno's

By Philippa Carr

Set during the reign of Henry VIII, the first book in Philippa Carr’s celebrated Daughters of England series is a love story, a mystery, and an epic historical saga. When a wealthy attorney’s daughter falls in love with a mysterious orphan, she is shocked by a harsh betrayal—and a shocking turn of events at court.

The Miracle at St. Bruno's

By Philippa Carr

Buy Divine Design at Amazon

Divine Design

By Mary Kay McComas

Meghan Shay is just looking for a one-night stand, but when the gorgeous man she slept with shows up at her law firm, her world is turned upside-down.

Divine Design

By Mary Kay McComas

Buy Family Affairs at Amazon

Family Affairs

By Sandra Kitt

Gayla Patton has moved on from her unsettling past and created the perfect life. When David Kinney, a shadow from her past, resurfaces, she’s forced to face the person she used to be.

Family Affairs

By Sandra Kitt

Buy The Ladies' Room at Amazon

The Ladies' Room

By Carolyn Brown

With a cheating husband, a rebellious daughter, and a mother with Alzheimer’s, Trudy has her hands full. But when her great-aunt’s will gives her funds to remodel an old house, she’s thrown together with Billy Lee Tucker, who has been in love with her for years. Will she give herself a chance at a new future?

The Ladies' Room

By Carolyn Brown

Buy Chasing Spring at Amazon

Chasing Spring

By R.S. Grey

This unconventional love story is told from two different points of view. Lilah Calloway has just returned to the hometown she’s been trying to forget, and when golden boy and her ex-best friend Chase Matthews moves in, she’s finally forced to face her past.

Chasing Spring

By R.S. Grey

Buy Revved at Amazon

Revved

By Samantha Towle

Andi, a car mechanic, will absolutely never—no exceptions—date a driver. But when she gets a new job working for a charming Irish bad boy, she starts to develop a crush on the one man she can’t have.

Revved

By Samantha Towle

Nonfiction: Biography & Memoir, History, Business, Science

Buy Mr. Lincoln's Army at Amazon

Mr. Lincoln's Army

By Bruce Catton

This magnificent history of the Civil War from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton is a must-read for any history buff. With tremendous depth and insight, Catton presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity.

Mr. Lincoln's Army

By Bruce Catton

Buy Memoir of an Independent Woman at Amazon

Memoir of an Independent Woman

By Tania Grossinger

Tania Grossinger broke down barriers that no woman before her dared to cross. In this memoir, written as an open letter to an imaginary daughter, Grossinger explores what it means to truly become an independent woman.

Memoir of an Independent Woman

By Tania Grossinger

Buy A Steady Trade at Amazon

A Steady Trade

By Tristan Jones

Tristan Jones looks back on his childhood by the sea in Wales, employing vivid details and a strong sense of nostalgia that will transport you to a different time.

A Steady Trade

By Tristan Jones

Buy The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at Amazon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey

A staple of the self-help section, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is an essential guide to living a full life. This book has empowered millions to change their personal and professional lives.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey

Buy A Surgeon's War at Amazon

A Surgeon's War

By Henry Ward Trueblood M.D.

When a surgeon is drafted and sent to Vietnam, he finds himself directly exposed to the horrors of war. He begins to question everything he once believed about life and morality as he watches Marines bleed out and die on operating tables—and realizes all he really wants is to make it home to marry the woman he loves.

A Surgeon's War

By Henry Ward Trueblood M.D.

Buy An American Princess at Amazon

An American Princess

By Annejet van der Zijl and Michele Hutchison

A girl from a small town in upstate New York, Allene Tew had big dreams when she came of age in the late 1800s. Over the course of her four marriages, Tew wore many different hats—growing to embody the luxuries of the Gilded Age, experience great tragedy during the First World War, and become a princess as she watched the horrors of the Russian Revolution.

An American Princess

By Annejet van der Zijl and Michele Hutchison

Buy Born Survivors at Amazon

Born Survivors

By Wendy Holden

In 1945, three pregnant women imprisoned in Auschwitz defied all odds to give birth. In this remarkable true story, Wendy Holden shows the strength of three seemingly ordinary women who did something truly extraordinary.

Born Survivors

By Wendy Holden

Buy A River in Darkness at Amazon

A River in Darkness

By Masaji Ishikawa and Risa Kobayashi

In a shocking memoir, Masaji Ishikawa recounts his childhood in and dangerous escape from the North Korea.

A River in Darkness

By Masaji Ishikawa and Risa Kobayashi

Buy Marley & Me at Amazon

Marley & Me

By Josh Grogan

The inspiration for the award-winning movie, Marley & Me, is the hilarious and heart-wrenching story of a man and his poorly-behaved canine best friend. 

Marley & Me

By Josh Grogan

Young Adult and Children's

Buy The House of Dies Drear at Amazon

The House of Dies Drear

By Virginia Hamilton

This Edgar Award-winning novel follows teenager Thomas Small and his family as they uncover the haunting history of their Civil War-era house.

The House of Dies Drear

By Virginia Hamilton

Buy The Adventures of Ulysses at Amazon

The Adventures of Ulysses

By Bernard Evslin

In a modern retelling of The Odyssey, Ulysses spends an epic, decade-long journey matching wits and strength with the man-eating Sirens, a Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. His wife and son, meanwhile, desperately seek news of him, but begin to believe he was lost at sea. Will they wait for his return, or will his wife remarry?

The Adventures of Ulysses

By Bernard Evslin

Buy Gallows Hill at Amazon

Gallows Hill

By Lois Duncan

A spine-chilling thriller based on the Salem witch trials, Gallows Hill is the story of a girl who pretends to be a psychic—until her visions turn deadly. When her predictions start to come true, she must confront a community that both mistrusts her and fears her strange powers.

Gallows Hill

By Lois Duncan

Buy The Velvet Room at Amazon

The Velvet Room

By Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Robin and her family have moved around a lot and have finally settled at the McCurdy Ranch, where her father got a job. Nearby is the Palmeras House, an old abandoned home that Robin is told repeatedly not to explore—but she just can’t help herself and inside it finds the Velvet Room. The beautiful room is everything she’s ever dreamed of, but she cannot imagine why it’s there.

The Velvet Room

By Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Buy The Winter Prince at Amazon

The Winter Prince

By Elizabeth Wein

In this fantasy retelling of the legend of Mordred, a potential heir to the British throne is passed over for his weak and unskilled half-brother. Consumed by jealousy, he plots to take over the throne—but in the process, he begins to question where his loyalties truly lie.

The Winter Prince

By Elizabeth Wein

Buy The Hunger Games Trilogy at Amazon

The Hunger Games Trilogy

By Suzanne Collins

The modern dystopian classic of survival, love, and humanity follows the brave Katniss Everdeen as she represents her district in a televised fight to the death on live TV.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

By Suzanne Collins

Buy The Mermaid's Sister at Amazon

The Mermaid's Sister

By Carrie Anne Noble

When 16-year-old Clara discovers that her sister is turning into a mermaid, they must travel to the shore with their guardian, Auntie. The trio encounters trouble at every turn and is forced to ward off evil traveling performers and freak shows—all while wrestling with questions of identity.

The Mermaid's Sister

By Carrie Anne Noble

Buy The Kin at Amazon

The Kin

By Peter Dickinson

Set in Africa 200,000 years ago, The Kin is the story of Suth and Noli. They were orphaned the night that murderous strangers brought violence to their peaceful tribe, and now, at the dawn of human history, they must embark on the quest for a new land.

The Kin

By Peter Dickinson

Buy Artemis Fowl at Amazon

Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and a criminal mastermind–despite being only twelve years old. But for all his talents, Artemis is in way over his head when he kidnaps a dangerous fairy.

Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer

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Published on 15 Jul 2018

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