Did you know it was World Book Day Yesterday (23rd April)?
Nope, neither did I!
However, I did discover that Amazon are celebrating WBD by giving customers nine FREE Kindle books translated from different languages around the world.
From contemporary fiction to a thriller and even a children’s book there is something for everyone and once downloaded either to your kindle or even your phone they will be yours forever! But, you will have to be quick as the nine free titles won’t be around for long, with the offer ending on the 25th April.
As a book lover myself I’m all for a few free books, so I’ve downloaded three titles already, all of which look like perfect summer reads.
Your Perfect Year Love finds us in the most unusual ways. On a day like any other, our hero, Jonathan Grief, stumbles into a day planner full of notes, suggestions, and ruminations for the coming year. And as he starts reading it, he begins to see the world in a whole new light.
Jonathan has not recovered from the ego wound his wife’s departure left upon him several years ago, and he wanders through his days, tormented by minor irritations. But as he’s reading this planner, almost against his will, he is drawn into a life more generous, rich, and varied than his own. Will he ever meet the mysterious “H.” who has changed his perspective?
From an award-winning Turkish novelist comes a powerful English-language debut about a girl’s coming of age amid violent unrest—and her unexpected escape.
A young woman climbs the tallest tree in Istanbul’s centuries-old Gülhane Park, determined to live out the rest of her days there. Perched in an abandoned stork’s nest in a sanctuary of branches and leaves, she tries to make sense of the rising tide of violence in the world below. Torn between the desire to forget all that has happened and the need to remember, her story, and the stories of those around her, begins to unfold.
Then, unexpectedly, comes a soul mate with a shared destiny. A lonely boy working at a nearby hotel looks up and falls in love. The two share stories of the fates of their families, of a changing city, and of their political awakenings in the Gezi Park protests. Together, they navigate their histories of love and loss, set against a backdrop of societal tension leading up to the tragic bombing that marked a turn in Turkey’s democracy—and sent a young girl fleeing into the trees.
In this first-ever translation of Lu Yao’s Life, we meet Gao Jialin, a stubborn, idealistic, and ambitious young man from a small country village whose life is upended when corrupt local politics cost him his beloved job as a schoolteacher, prompting him to reject rural life and try to make it in the big city. Against the vivid, gritty backdrop of 1980s China, Lu Yao traces the proud and passionate Gao Jialin’s difficult path to professional, romantic, and personal fulfilment—or at least hard-won acceptance.
US readers can find the free titles here to download.
This is the perfect time to get stuck into a book so I know I’m grateful for such an offering right now. Hope you also find some new reads here, let me know if you do.
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