Best Kindle Unlimited Books (43 Books You’ve Heard of) 2018

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I was looking into Kindle Unlimited recently and thought it might be useful to do a post on the better-known titles in the catalog. If you’re not familiar with it, Kindle Unlimited gives you unlimited access to over a million books. The catch is that it’s limited to selected titles, many of which may be a little obscure. The good news is, there’s actually a number of better-known books buried in there. (And of course, I assume many of the lesser known ones may be hidden gems as well.)

How it Works: Sign up for the free trial period. Cancel or continue subscribing for $9.99 (plus tax) per month after that. You do not need a Prime subscription to sign up for Kindle Unlimited. You can borrow up to 10 titles at a time.

If you’re already subscribed or thinking about it, here are some of the best Kindle Unlimited offerings, focusing mainly on books that you may have heard of (links are Amazon affiliate links).

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Handmaid's Tale

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton

Captain Marvel Vol 1

The Walking Dead Vol 1

1984 by George Orwell

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Marley and Me by John Grogan

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan

They Never Came Home by Lois Duncan

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

What If by Randall Munroe

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Selection by Kiera Cass

How to Tell if your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

My Spiritual Journey by the Dalai Lama

Enemy at the Gates by William Craig

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Out of these books, I’d say Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and the Harry Potter books are probably my favorites. Handmaid’s Tale is of course great, but I actually prefer a lot of Atwood’s other works over that one. Song of Achilles (by Madeline Miller who also wrote Circe) is a book that I’m curious about but reading it hasn’t been a priority for me.

Hope this help you to get more out of your Kindle Unlimited subscription! Or, learn more about the program or get a free trial here (no Prime subscription needed).

Will you be reading any of these books? Drop me a line if there’s anything on Kindle Unlimited you’d recommend, and (of course) happy reading!

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