Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Kindle books to read

Like most book lovers, I was on the fence for a long time deciding if I should go digital or just stick to my printed books. I noticed that as my collection was steadily increasing, it became more cumbersome just to choose which ones to bring when on a trip; and my hubby was also reminding me to leave precious bookshelf real estate for him. In spite of those things, I still loved the tactile feel of books, being able to scan, skim and well, smell them when freshly opened...aaahh!

My Kindle, my love, my friend...

I guess the thing that led me to really consider digital was my limited mobility due to childbirth. I definitely couldn't spend as much time in book stores as I have before. Oh and the fact that there are a lot of titles that are not easily available here. So the Kindle it is! Ever since I got my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, I've been seriously hooked!

In the past year alone, I have downed several titles. My favorites, which I finished in two weeks tops, were the Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name & Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). Touted as a trilogy but from what I've read so far, seems there'll be a next one. I've been waiting for the fourth installment but September couldn't come too soon! Oh please let there be book four!!

So that is why I'm searching Amazon's digital shelves for new reads that could tide me over till Ms. Ferrante's next Neapolitan novel is out! :)

Here are some of the best-selling Kindle e-books...oh I do hope they are G-O-O-D!


Photos courtesy of Amazon 

So I think I'll start off with Nicholas Sparks' The Longest Ride. A romance novel couldn't hurt, right? From the editorial reviews, this love story really seems promising. Oh I could not wait to have this story unfold in my Kindle pages :)

"Ira Levinson is in trouble. At 91 years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. 
A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward - even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans - a future that Luke has the power to rewrite... if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. 
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart."
Alright, ta-ta for now! I better finish this before they roll-out the film version!

Enjoy reading guys, let me know which ones you'll choose from the different best sellers below :) And maybe next time Mommy Meowmeow can host a book club for you, watcha think?

The Girl on the Train: A Novel
No Ordinary Billionaire (The Sinclairs Book 1)
Trail of Broken Wings
The Altar Girl: A Prequel (The Nadia Tesla Series)
Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic Book 1)
The House at Riverton: A Novel

**In the spirit of full disclosure, there are affiliate links on this post, which means that I may get a commission if you decide to purchase anything from Amazon. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands :)

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