Did you know that Amazon Prime members get access to a free lending library filled with thousands of Kindle ebooks? If you didn’t, then you need to check out all the titles that are part of Prime Reading, like ASAP! If you’re a Kindle nerd, you probably already knew this, but have you seen the latest titles added to the lineup? Here are my picks from the latest additions to Prime Reading, all of which are only available through June, so don’t miss out:
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Given today’s political climate, and a new television adaptation on Hulu, this book has been thrust back into the public consciousness.
In Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 dystopian novel, the United States has become a totalitarian theocracy where women are valued mainly for their breeding ability. The decades-old book has never been out of print and now can’t stay out of the news.
I’ve never read it, but I love dystopian novels and have been wanting to dig into this one for a while now. So glad it was added to Prime Reading!
The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
MEMORIES! I read THE FUCK out of The Boxcar Children when I was a kid, so it’ll be nice to dig back into the beloved franchise.
Originally published in 1924, this first book of The Boxcar Childrenseries still enraptures today’s generation. Even those raised with an iPhone in one hand and a game controller in the other can see the mystique in the lives of four orphaned siblings setting up house in an abandoned train car. If your kids jump on board, there are more than a dozen books in the series.
Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, by G.B. Trudeau
Trudeau knew about Trump before we all did. RESPECT.
Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has been drawing Donald Trump since 1987, and this collection time warps through all the decades of the Donald. “For the life of me, I still can’t understand what Doonesbury is all about,” Trump once said. Read Trudeau’s take, and see if you can figure it out.
The Rap Year Book, The Most Important Rap Song For Every Year Since 1979, by Shea Serrano
REALLY excited about this one! Beautiful illustrations with a throwback feel, coupled with Hip Hop history, how can you pass this up?!?!?
The author set an almost impossible goal but tackles it with wit, charm, lively illustrations and a lot of humor. Fans of the genre will enjoy it, while those who favor other musical styles might learn something to help appreciate rap’s mainstream success. From Rapper’s Delight to Gold Digger and beyond, get down, girl, go ‘head, get down.
These were my faves from the latest additions, but you can see the full list on Amazon. Happy reading!