Last Minute Shopping Woes Cured: Most Popular Kindle Books Under $15

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Shopping is done and holiday gifts have been either wrapped or gifted, but just as you’re congratulating yourself for that accomplishment and not going over budget you realize you forgot a few names! How do you get those last minute gifts quickly and not break the bank? E-books! These make the greatest gifts and Kindle has a number of the most popular books of 2017 that you can send for download under $15. Here’s just a smattering of the offers on Kindle.

Fiction

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel, Lee Child

The Midnight Line Lee Child

How far would you go to return something to somebody that you discovered in a pawn shop? This is exactly the adventure Jack Reacher takes in this Lee Child novel you won’t want to put down. Jack Reacher, forever inviting danger into his life, will take you on a journey you won’t forget.

Mystery

I Am Watching You, Teresa Driscoll

I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll

In this Amazon Charts bestseller, Ella Longfield sees two men flirting with teenagers on a train and decides not to call for help. However, when she finds out that one of the girls has disappeared, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Historical Fiction

Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky Mark Sullivan

This novel, soon to be a major motion picture, follows an Italian boy who wants nothing to do with World War II. Deciding to make a difference in the lives of others, he becomes one of the greatest spies by working his way up in the ranks. Beneath a Scarlet Sky will leave a lasting impression on anybody who loves learning about our country’s history from a fictional standpoint.

Fantasy

Year One, Nora Roberts

Year One Nora Roberts

Year One has fast become a New York Times bestseller, and for good reason. On New Year’s Eve, the end of the world begins. New York City is wrecked and nobody is safe from harm. What happens when you aren’t sure where time is heading and what will happen when the beginning starts anew?

Romance

Magnolia Nights, Ashley Farley

Magnolia Nights Ashley Farley

Left with a fortune and a past she doesn’t want to bear, Ellie Pringle returns to her grandmother’s home to start a fresh life. However, as she does so, she enters into a journey she didn’t ask for, with journals leading her way. Add into that mix a handsome architect who has the ability to renovate her grandmother’s home, and you have a recipe for romance and mystery.

Science Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale Margaret AtwoodPerhaps you have a friend that has seen the Hulu show that is moving the nation. Or perhaps you have a feminist friend who loves advocating for women’s rights and needs some enjoyable, moving fiction in their life. Either way, The Handmaid’s Tale has held up in the test of time as Offred crafts her story living life under a new social order that is desperately unkind to women. This one will leave you shivering and guessing.

Humor

The Last Black Unicorn, Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is memorable for her comedy and stardom in Girls Trip, and now she brings her hysterical humor and personal stories to a novel that you won’t be able to put down once you get started. For the friend who finds humor in every situation, this one is a must-buy and a perfect gift!

Memoir/Biography

Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly

A New York Times #1 bestseller, this biography follows the life of female mathematicians who were deemed “human computers” and helped make the biggest impact on sending humans to space. These four African American women paved the way to some of the greatest NASA successes. Give your friend or family member a gift they’ll never forget with a book that leaves a lasting impression.

Poetry

Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur

Another New York Times Bestseller, this book of poetry is not only moving but also a great mixture between sweet and bitter. Divided into four chapters, you will enter an unforgettable journey you’ve never experienced in poetry before. The best part? It’s now free on Kindle!

Cookbooks

Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen started out as a website, but now they’ve moved onto bigger and better things with their cookbook meant to teach others how to cook “some real f*cking food.” Helping people lead a healthier lifestyle, Thug Kitchen will leave your mouth watering! For your friend who loves to cook and can’t seem to stay out of the kitchen, this is a must-read.

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Maggie Hoffman is a professional writer and graphic designer from small-town Pennsylvania. When she isn't spending time with her husband and two children, she's usually found with a thrilling, controversial novel in her hands or watching a 70s horror film. Some of her favorite novels include "The End of Alice", "American Psycho", and "Daddy Love."

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