Okay, so best books on Kindle Unlimited is a bit clickbait like, but the books below are available for free to read with a Kindle Unlimited subscription and having read them, I think they are great and well worth giving a go. That’s the beauty of a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, pick the books up (virtually), give them a go, and if you don’t think they’re the best books, put them down and move on.
Here are the best books on Kindle Unlimited that I’ve read
From Despair to Where
Written by Oliver Smith
Okay, this is taking the piss a little, it’s my book, but I couldn’t write this article without including my own work. However, it is good and it is the best book written by me, and available on Kindle Unlimited.
From Despair to Where overview
The book isn’t your typical gory zombie novel. It critiques society and develops characters with care and attention to keep the reader engrossed in the safety of protagonists they care about.
With a little history, modern culture, and a story that introduces the more chilling elements of 21st century society, the book is much more about the living than the dead.
Here’s what I told the papers, “I’ve always loved post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction and how they explore the reactions and experiences of survivors. Unfortunately, the book has taken a more realistic turn with recent events, but I hope people can get a bit of escapism by reading it.”
From Despair to Where’s main protagonists are Jack, who is lost in the everyday rat race; and Lucy, who recently moved to Manchester after the loss of her soul mate. Their lives intertwine and they must find a place to call home in order to survive. As they search the meaning of their new life, and the old one left behind, the stark reality of survival is laid bare as they fight the dead and psychopathic survivors, intent on inflicting harm.
The Three-Body Problem
Written by Cixin Liu
‘Wildly imaginative, really interesting … The scope of it was immense’ Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States. If it’s good enough for President Obama, it’s certainly good enough for me. This book needs some attention and a lot of brain power. It’s not the easiest to read and the concepts are way out there, but it’s very interesting and covers everything from China’s Cultural Revolution through to galaxy spanning threats to the human population.
In all honesty, I still don’t think I understand the book to its core, but it has stayed in my mind for a long time and made me appreciate topics I knew very little about, so it’s well worth a read.
Written by Bram Stoker
The best horror book of all time? The most iconic villain of all time? A book setting a genre? Yes, yes, yes. This is a timeless classic and beautiful to read. Considering it was first released in 1897, it reads so easily and the tale is beautiful, scary, and dreamy. Because of it’s brilliance, it’s one of those books that you wish you hadn’t read before so you could read it for the first time again.
If you haven’t read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, read it. It is a must.
The War of the Worlds
Written by H.G Wells
I love science fiction stories written in the ‘olden days’. The imagination of H.G Wells is superb and he paints a wonderous picture of an Alien Invasion. Above all, I particularly enjoy the legend of Orson Wells’ radio version sending nationwide panic across the US as listeners mistook the story for reality. However, the legend may in fact be a myth, but one thing is true, The War of the Worlds is a fabulous story from a brilliant writer.
The Alien Diaries
Written by Glenn J. Devlin
Sticking to the Sci-Fi Kindle Unlimited theme, The Alien Diaries is a superb read. It is a mixture of historical and science fiction. Set mainly in Virginia, the story uses a dual timeline. It opens with an extract from the diary of fourteen-year-old Kate. The year is 1778; Kate and her brothers are rescued from a life of servitude by a couple who surround themselves with objects and ideas from a futuristic era.
A superb read and one of the best books on Kindle Unlimited.
Cage of Souls
Written by Adrian Tchaikovsky
In a distant future on Earth, where the sun is bloated, diseased, and maybe dying. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.
If anyone is a fan of Tchaikovsky’s previous work, such as Children of Time, this book will not disappoint. With strong characters and a great storyline, fans of dystopian and science fiction will thoroughly enjoy the book. Plus, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.