There are a lot of reasons why you should have Kindle Unlimited in your life. If you like to read quickly, binge read, or just want to have a lot of books at your fingertips, this service is for you. This cheap Amazon subscription service will let you read more than a million digital books and “check out” up to 20 at a time. You can read them on your computer, phone, or tablet. I think it’s exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming at the same time. Because there are so many books to choose from. So, of course, we’re here to help you with this list of the best Kindle Unlimited books that you should read.
In the mood for a book that smells good? Or could it be a brand new mystery or the most popular book for teenagers? A good “guilty pleasure” isn’t bad at all! In a wide range of genres, from historical fiction to fantasy, we’ve chosen the best books for each one. It took us a while to figure out which books were best sellers, winners of awards, and fan favorites that everyone was talking about. We also included a few classics that you should read. There are a lot of books on your nightstand that you don’t need, so put them away and start downloading. If you want to read a book that this service doesn’t have, check out the best places to find free books online.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
There are some Kindle Unlimited books that get your attention quickly and don’t let go until the last page. This one is one of those books, though. Young daughters think their mother is cold and doesn’t care about them. When their father gets sick, they find out that she had an unimaginable life that no one could have dreamed of. This book, which was written in 2010, is about the siege of Leningrad during World War II. It also tells the story of a family and a love story. Here are more books written by women that you won’t be able to put down.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I’m sure you know that this dystopian masterpiece was first published in 1986, but did you know that it has been turned into a hit TV show? Atwood creates a world where women who can have children are forced to be handmaids for fascist commanders and their weird, cruel wives. This world takes the Bible at its word. In this chilling, real-life look at puritanical patriarchy, a lot of things happen that aren’t supposed to happen. It’s also one of the best books on Kindle Unlimited if you want to read a modern classic that you haven’t read yet.
The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia
Amazon Kindle Books Unlimited includes this popular book that was translated from Spanish and released in 2019. Mexico during the 1918 influenza pandemic and the Mexican Revolution is where The Murmur of Bees is set, and it tells the story of a baby who was left behind and found under a bridge surrounded by bees. When he grows up, he can see the future. Love and faith by a Latinx author will become one of your new favorite books. The story is compelling and the prose is evocative.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
This apocalyptic science fiction book, which was first published in 1993, is set in 2024, which is now not so far away. The world is in chaos because of climate change and social breakdown, and life is bleak and dangerous, even more so for a teenage girl named Lauren who lost her family’s home in a fire. Through Lauren’s journals, we learn about a world that is crumbling outside of her gated community and how she and other refugees try to find a safe place to live. The story is told in this way:
Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
When you read this scary book, which was translated from Spanish and first published in 2017, you’ll see a dark future where society has changed from eating animals to eating humans. This popular book shows capitalism’s violence by revealing how humans are bred and killed for food, and what happens when one man starts to question this new normal. If you want to read the books that everyone else is talking about, join one of these online book clubs.
The Humans by Matt Haig
When an alien is sent to Earth to destroy a new discovery that humans shouldn’t have, you’ll love this book. The alien, who has taken on the form of the professor who made the discovery, is now unable to do his job and instead spends his time living as the professor. The alien was afraid of people at first, but he soon found out that he likes them, too. A lot of people enjoy the witty writing because it captures the human spirit in a way that can be read quickly. Books that make you laugh should be on your “must-read” list. These funny books are on there.
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Kindle Unlimited includes Diane Setterfield’s fairy tale-like book about a young girl who is found dead and miraculously comes back to life. People in the nearby town are amazed by the mystery of her identity, and three different families say that she belongs to them. Readers love the rich prose and whimsical magic in this 2018 book.
Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
A woman who has lost a loved one and been diagnosed with a terrible disease goes back to her old hobby of birds and dives back in with a passion in this best-selling Kindle Unlimited book. Soon, a strange girl from the stars arrives. She was sent to see miracles, but the mystery of her arrival is filled with questions and a possible ending. In the end, this heartfelt and dramatic book from 2019 looks at human relationships in beautiful ways. If you want to read more good stories this year, here are more.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
There were other people who died in the violent crime, and Alex is the only one left alive. He wakes up in the hospital. She’s still recovering when she gets a scholarship to Yale under mysterious circumstances. She gets caught up in the prestigious school’s secret societies that meet in secret. There are weird and wonderful magics in this thrilling, crowd-pleasing fantasy from 2019. If this sounds like something you’d like to read, chances are you’ll also want to read these vampire books.
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
You may have seen the Netflix show about a young chess champion. If you liked it, check out the book it’s based on. It tells the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan who takes the world of chess by storm. Chess is the setting for a heroic story about how to deal with grief and come up with a plan to get through a loss that could never happen to you.
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy is about the 12th group of settlers who try to reach “Area X,” a mysterious island that is said to be full of both natural wonders and nightmares. Four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set off on a journey to a strange, dangerous place in this award-winning 2014 book. It’s great for sci-fi and supernatural horror fans.
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
This enchanting LGBTQ book, which has been on a lot of best-seller lists, won the Lambda Literary Award for Fiction, and was the basis for an Oscar-winning screenplay, tells the story of a teenager who spends a long summer with an American graduate student. They fall in love, but they have to keep it a secret. This ecstatic book about first love set in a beautiful Italian countryside manor on the Riviera will make you fall in love with the book.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
In Kindle Unlimited, you can read the best-selling Wolf Hall, which is the first book in a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer and statesman who worked for Henry VIII in 1520s England and was killed by the King. She makes this work of historical fiction full of political intrigue, strong characters and beautiful historical details. Wolf Hall won the Man Booker Prize in 2009. It was made into a popular Masterpiece show on PBS. For people who like British drama and sophisticated thrillers, this movie is a must see.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Victor and Eli are college students who learn that near-death experiences can give them powers that are out of this world. This book, which came out in 2013, is a favorite of many. It’s a gritty, suspenseful story that’s great for people who want great writing, a gripping plot, and a real break from reality.
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
The Black Flamingo is a book that will be out in 2020. It is written in verse. You’ll fall in love with the unique format that takes you through the experiences of Michael, a biracial teen who was raised by a single mother in London. Finally, he finds out about the Drag Society, and a whole new world opens up to him. This original book, which won the Stonewell Book Award, is awe-inspiring and dazzling.