I have gotten back into reading and I’m really excited about it. It started with a few dark romance novellas and quickly progressed to devouring full-length novel in a day. But feeding this newfound hunger to read after so long could become a costly endeavour, especially since I decluttered about a third of my books a year or so ago.
My first port of call was to go through my own library and I pulled out all the books I really want to read. Mostly they were romances and surprisingly a lot of them were also short. Print books are my go-to for reading in baths and I think it’s the perfect opportunity to tackle the one sitting reads.
But I also like to read whilst I’m eating dinner or knitting using my Kindle*. It balances perfectly on my lap or on a cushion for easy reading. It’s a great way to find the work of independent authors and other authors who may not be stacked in your local bookstore, you can even find books that were previously out of print. It’s also a great source of free books.
I have found many authors through the selection of free books on offer. it’s the perfect opportunity to try out their writing style.
If you do find an author you enjoy the cost can quickly add up which isn’t very desirable, especially if you may only read the story once. I find this is the case with a lot of Dark Romances. I love to read them but there aren’t many I would read multiple times. This is why I set up a Kindle Unlimited Subscription*. It’s £7.99 a month and you can borrow up to 10 books at any one time. But I think it’s more than worth the money, with many of the books I like to read averaging around £2.50 I get plenty of bang for my buck even if I only borrow one set of 10 throughout the month. Plus the selection is always changing with new launches and more authors adding their books to the library. You can try it out for free for 30 days (Click Here*).
There is also one other way to get a free book for your kindle every month. If you are an Amazon Prime* member you may not be aware of a feature called First Reads*. Each month Amazon picks a selection of book due to be published the following month and make them available for early access. Prime members can pick one for free.
My TBR list is massive and I can’t wait to get started on it. I hope you all find books you’ll enjoy that won’t cost the earth.