For several years, I started or participated in a monthly poll on the USA Amazon Kindle discussion boards asking people a simple question: what are you reading on your Kindle? Unfortunately, the discussion boards on Amazon have gone away and I have periodically hosted something similar on our website.
Since the pandemic stay-at-home orders started over a year ago, I’ve been reading more than usual (and I read a lot!) and I have been slowly whittling down my digital to-be-read pile.
I’ve received some great tips with past polls, finding out what others are reading on their Kindle, and found some “new” authors I generally wouldn’t have found using my hunt-and-peck method. While I have certainly enjoyed the “mainstream” author suggestions over the years, I’ve also enjoyed a lot of independent authors from each month’s poll I never would have heard of previously.
If you are reading this on the blog’s free email subscription, the blog’s free reader app for your Fire tablet or Android device – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in https://geni.us/july21poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!
Here’s how this works – on the blog’s website (using the link above) list a book you are currently reading or just recently read on your Kindle, whether you would recommend it, did you get it free, and anything else you would care to share.
As I type this up I am in the process or re-reading a military science fiction series by Raymond L. Weil – it morphed into 18 books over three different series; best of all, besides being a very good series, each of them are available for free if you have Kindle Unlimited. If you like military-based science fiction, I would recommend this one – start off with Moon Wreck, then progress through the rest of the series which spans several hundred years. To me, this series is fairly realistic and doesn’t have a lot of the “BS” moments many science fiction titles do.
Finally, here’s my standard continuation of each request for prior participants in the poll: if you like or dislike a title you have read, in addition to telling us about it in this informal poll, how about writing a book review on the Amazon website? The review will certainly last and be visible a lot longer than this poll will. If you’re like me, you look at the customer reviews in order to see if you want to investigate a book further. Since we are all a little community here, and while I realize each review is each person’s opinion and we may not like the same thing, I know your friends and online discussion neighbors would appreciate your honest assessment of the likes and dislikes without providing a spoiler – I know I would!
Your reviews don’t need to be a long dissertation of the book, I like to keep them short, sweet, and hopefully to the point (some people think I am too blunt on things I dislike, but I am at least giving you my honest opinion!).
We’d really like to hear what you’re reading right now – I, for example, may find something interesting from your list I want to read (It’s been known to happen!). If you are reading this on your Kindle – or anywhere other than the blog’s website – and would like to check out the poll and find some new things or, better yet, tell others what you are reading, just click here or type in https://geni.us/may21poll into your web browser, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and start typing away in the comments section!
Anyway, that’s all for today. Have a great rest of your week!
Happy Here and Now by Matt Tracy – practical advices, easy read. Great book!
“A Question of Class” by Julia Tagan.
I am rereading The Edge series by Ilona Andrews. On book 3, Fate’s Edge atm. Love their world building.
I’m reading Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P
Currently reading Their Frozen Graves by Ruhi Choudary. The book is fantastic, and I can’t wait to read more her books. I’ve also been working my way through the Tyson Wild series by Matt Lincoln. There are over 30 books in the series and I was averaging one a day. Waiting for the latest to be published.
Just finished Far Away Home and Embrace the Wind by Susan Denning. She only has these two books, but they are a great historical fiction read. Really in-depth on both character and world building. Just started the Orphan Train series by Rachel Wesson. Got this book here or another site for free and I can tell I’m going to buy more in the series.
Like you, I have been reading a lot more than usual. Currently i am reading Ryan Westfields EMP series. I got the first book free and bought the other 7 in the series. I am really enjoying the books on EMPs and like several authors. Mike Kraus Sean Liscomb, T.L. Payne and many others. I’ve had this bug to read TEOTWAWKI and EMP books for more than a year now. It used to be murders!
Hi! I recently read Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, I believe it was offered on sale and I enjoy post-apocalyptic fiction. Loved it, and am making my way through his library. They’re mostly horror/supernatural. And thanks for the extra tip Michael, just downloaded Moon Wreck!
Death Dealers by M. G. Gallows