How I Ordered 45 Free Books in the Middle of the Night

I am over forty, which means that there are many nights when sleep is just a dream. (Yes, I did that on purpose.) My reality is that I wake up and stay awake for a couple of hours during the wee hours. My friends tell me I’m not alone in this.

Last night…actually this morning, I started flipping through Amazon’s free Kindle listings. Let me tell you, there are a lot of free books that appear to be overpriced! There are also some that have cover “art” that makes me glad my kids weren’t looking over my shoulder. But after sifting through the trash, I found 45 books that I was willing to add to my library.

Free Kindle Books for February 27, 2016 | A Chat Over Coffee

Free Kindle Books for February 27, 2016 | A Chat Over Coffee

What did I find? Several cookbooks, of course. An ESV Bible to download for the times when my Bible app doesn’t want to play nicely with the church wifi. Some titles about blogging and business (my university degree is in business). A couple just for fun. But none with questionable “art” on the cover, thank you very much!

If you already have a Kindle reader or app then you may want to scroll down to the free book links. If you need an app, please keep reading!

To get a free Kindle reader app

If you’d like to read free Kindle books you’ll first need a Kindle reader app. If you don’t have a Kindle device but do have a smart phone you should be able to find a Kindle reader app in your App Store or through Google Play. If you want to read Kindle books on your PC or Mac, you’ll need Kindle for PC, which is available free here. The reader is supposed to be free all of the time, but please double-check the price before you download!

Last night I downloaded 45 free Kindle books. Yes, forty-five. I have no regrets. | A Chat Over Coffee

Last night I downloaded 45 free Kindle books. Yes, forty-five. I have no regrets. | A Chat Over Coffee

There are generally tons of free books offered at Amazon but it’s not the same titles all of the time, so you should always check the price of a “free” book before you click the “Buy” button. Many of the free books on my app have a “Buy for Free” button that makes it easier to make the choice at 3 AM.

Free Kindle Books (or at least they were free when I wrote this)

If you like classic literature then you are in luck. In my experience there are almost always free classic books available. Check here for classic literature.

Free classics for children are available here.

The following are some of the titles that I downloaded for free last night/this morning. Please double check the prices because prices can change at any time! And since I just got these books a few hours ago I haven’t read them yet (except the Bible, of course), so I can’t tell you if they are good. (The Bible is always good!)

ESV BibleThe Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References)

Books 2 Flowers coloring bookFlowers and Floral Patterns: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring (Adult Coloring Books Book 2)

Chess for BeginnersChess for Beginners: The Ultimate Chess Guide: Learn How to Play Chess and Win at Chess. Learn Chess Rules and Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategies!

Cast Iron CookingDutch Oven and Cast Iron Box Set (4 in 1): Diet-Approved Recipes, Paleo, Flat Belly Meals to Try in Your Dutch Oven and Cast Iron (Weight Loss & Low-Carb)

Photoshop BootcampPhotoshop: Bootcamp – Beginner’s Guide for Photoshop – Digital Photography, Photo Editing, Color Grading & Graphic Design (Photoshop cc, Photoshop cs6, Photoshop Elements 14)

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker RecipesSlow Cooker Recipes: Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes With 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS!: Easy Slow Cooker Recipes – Crock Pot Cookbook

Heriloom Seeds.jpgHeirloom Seeds: An Introduction to Organic Heirloom Seeds, Growing Them, and Their Benefits (Heirloom Seeds, Heirloom Plantation, Heirloom Organic Gardening, Heirloom Planting for Beginners Book 1)

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker CookbookInstant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 50+ High-Quality Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes for everyone! (Delicious Recipes, maximize your use of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker)

Amazon did not ask me to write this post although I did use my affiliate links. I have had a Kindle reader on my phone for years and I love free books, so this seemed like it might be something others would appreciate. If it’s helpful to have a curated list of free Kindle books provided here then I’ll do it more often. Please let me know what you think!

What books do you recommend?

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10 responses to “How I Ordered 45 Free Books in the Middle of the Night

  1. Read your post and went to Kindle to see what I could find. You are right- so many of the covers are obscene, imho. I have a lot on my Kindle already that I need to read. I recently realized that my Kindle is an electronic version of the 3 large bookcases I have that shelve the books I plan on reading but just haven’t gotten around to it! Thanks for the post.


  2. Wow, I did not see any obscene covers so I must not have been in the right (or wrong) place. Most of the covers had nothing but their title.

    There were so many on this list I’d recommend

    –Don Quixote by de Cervantes (considered the first novel)
    –The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
    –Walden/Civil Disobedience by Thoreau
    –Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    –The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    –Frankenstein. Dracula.
    –A Christmas Carol / A Tale of Two Cities
    –The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit ( also a great movie)
    –The Swiss Family Robinson Johann Wyss
    –Heidi by Johanna Spyri (My middle girl is Johanna)
    just to name a few. These are books we have gathered and read over the years.


      • Basically you can’t go wrong with reading a classic…even though we are a church school we carry many many of the classics as they are good literature and there is (almost) always the presence of God in the writing.

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