Early this month, we released our 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards picks from our favorite categories so you could gain insight on what these awards are about and gain suggestions to new novels for your reading list. Today, we take it a step further, and want to suggest some of these titles to you that are now under $10 for your Kindle! Who doesn’t love a little affordable reading when the weather is getting cold and everybody is looking for the best Christmas gift? Don’t miss out on these awesome suggestions based on our favorites of Goodreads 2017:
The Ghostwriter, Alessandra Torre
Helena Ross is a beloved fiction writer of romance, but now she’s taking on a whole new genre: writing a novel on the truth of a life in her day that changed everything. You can take it as a confession, and it definitely packs a thrill. When the truth is revealed, what will happen to Helena?
White Hot, Ilona Andrews
Nevada is used to protecting everyone, as she has a particular skill that allows her to read people’s lies. She uses these skills to keep her family’s detective agency afloat, which is why she’s one of the best. But what happens when she meets Connor “Mad” Rogan and can’t read a thing? And what about when sparks start flying between them? Is she in trouble, or is the passion enough to mask the truth?
Dating-ish, Penny Reid
Marie is single and turns to new possibilities to feed the fact that she is feeling a bit alone. But what happens when a partner surfaces and she finds out the reality of what the future has in store for dating? This novel is not only romantic and passionate, but hilarious and hard to put down.
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor
After Binti was declared a hero, she had to make the decision to turn home to her people. In this novel, you will see Binti face her family and elders in a way that turns our stomachs due to the conflict we faced in the last novel. Will humans and Meduse ever be able to live together in harmony, or will Binti find that this is something she can’t change?
All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Everything seems perfect with the world thanks to technology in this novel by Elan Mastai. With no war, poverty, or any other troubles to speak of, you’d think everything would be perfect – but it isn’t for Tom, who lost the girl of his dreams. Tom finds himself in an alternative reality when he turns to his time machine – our reality, and wonders if everything is better on this side, where he has hope for the future in ways he could have never imagined.
American Fire, Monica Hesse
In Virginia, arsons started happening on a cold November night and didn’t stop. With everyone on their feet waiting for the next attack, hundreds of abandoned buildings went up in flames. Monica Hesse brilliantly covers the story of Charlie Smith, who was charged for sixty-seven counts of arson, and why he turned to these crimes in the first place. In doing so, she finds that the story is stranger than she first thought… and it suddenly turns into a love story built on passion and a community left behind.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
You’re probably familiar with the astrophysicist that changed the way many of us look at life and the cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson. We all have questions about the universe, like how it fits within us and the nature of space and time. Now, Grammy-nominated Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the reality of the universe to us in his easy-to-understand novel for those who lead busy lives, from the Big Bang to black holes!
Real Friends, Shannon Hale
Friendships change over time, and we as adults understand this. But for a teen or child, it can be the hardest thing ever. In his graphic memoir, Shannon and Adrienne realize that their friendship is taking new strides when Adrienne starts hanging out with a popular group at school. Shannon is taken on a roller-coaster that is unfamiliar to her, from bullying to friendships, and isn’t sure where she’ll end up. You don’t want to miss out on this wild ride.
The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui
As a family travels through war-torn Vietnam to arrive at a better future, they understand that difficulties will be right around the corner as they go. Based on a family’s endless sacrifices and unspoken love, Thi Bui beautifully recreates this family’s struggle in Vietnam in the 70s and how many families found strength in love during this time.
Solo, Kwame Alexander
Our last under $10 Kindle suggestion is a new favorite, a book of poetry that follows Blade on his life’s adventure as the son of a washed-up rockstar and drug addict. Music lives inside him in this book of poetry that explains Blade’s life as he tries to get a foot up – whether it’s fighting for the love he has with his girlfriend, or navigating through all of his family’s secrets. You’ll love this book as it breaks your heart but gives you hope.