Kindle Books on Sale During Cyber Monday Deals Week

During the week after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday kicks off an online only sale on a variety of items including electronics, books, and more.

There is a huge sale going on this week on Kindle books in all genres.  First, there are the editor’s picks.  The one Kindle book that stood out to me in that list is The Art of Racing in the Rain.  Garth Stein writes this compelling novel from the point of view of a dog named Enzo.  Enzo sticks by his human companion, Denny, as he faces trials and triumphs in his racing career, marriage, and in other aspects of his life.

I’ve heard good things about this book, and have it downloaded and ready to read on my Kindle.  I was excited to see it as part of the sale this week.

In addition to The Art of Racing in the Rain, there is another book in the Editor’s picks called Undrunk.  It is a first hand account of what goes on behind the closed doors of an AA meeting, and the steps alcoholics have to take to remain sober.  A.J. Adams gives an honest take on his experiences and uses this book as an opportunity to explain the process to readers who have not attended AA meetings, and to dispel ugly stereotypes of Alcoholics Anonymous.  There’s also a bit of humor mixed in.  Humor is always a good thing.

Other genres include Fiction, Romance, Biography, Mystery and Thrillers, Young Adult, Health and Wellness, and Children’s books.  So, there is something for everyone.  I noticed a lot of books that put a unique spin on classics like Pride and Prejudice and Sherlock Holmes.  There are also some good cookbooks and self help books that are worth checking out.

In the Young Adult books sections there is a book called Julie of the Wolves that I remember reading back in elementary school.  It was a good book, and includes some good wolf lore.  It also deals with issues that all kids face at the adolescent stage.

In time for the holiday season, The Legend of the Candy Cane is a fun book for little kids to enjoy. It makes a great bedtime story for parents and their children.

The books I mentioned are just a small sample of the vast collection of Kindle books available. With the holidays coming up and time off from work and school, this is a great time to load up on some reading material.  All books are $3.99 or less.  The deals run until December 3rd.


Arthur Conan Doyle, Good Kindle Books at a Glance #15

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL was a British author born to an English father of Irish descent and an Irish mother.  Though having chosen the profession of a physician at first, he later took up writing, thus becoming the author of the famous stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger. Many of these are available now in Kindle edition.

Sherlock Holmes: the Complete Collection includes 4 novels:

and 5 short stories collections:

In The Lost World Conan Doyle introduced another prominent character, Professor Challenger; a real person, professor of physiology William Rutherford, whom the author met at Edinburgh University,  is believed to be his prototype. During an expedition to South America, Professor Challenger and his teammates find “the lost world” where prehistoric animals still survive. “As one of the most important works of dinosaur-related fiction, The Lost World is highly recommended for those who are interested in dinosaurs or those who are fans of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle.”

If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating writer, you may want to read The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett. With an intention to show Conan Doyle’s full life, the author comes with a well-organized and detailed biography. “Lycett combines assiduous research with penetrating insight to offer the most comprehensive, lucid and sympathetic portrait yet of Conan Doyle’s personal journey from student to doctor, from world-famous author to ardent spiritualist.”

Arthur Conan Doyle on Kindle

Arthur Conan Doyle on Kindle