Books For My Kindle

For my birthday my wife has ordered me a Kindle, but alas, it won’t be here till March. 🙁 But I’ve been thinking about what books I want to put on it when I get it.

If you are coming to this post first, make sure you check out my Reasons To Buy A Kindle post as well.

I can get some books via Bean, even some of my favorites free. So here is a list.

Part of Baen’s Free library
Freehold by Micheal Williamson.
There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo.
Wizard’s Bane by Rick Cook
Earthweb by Marc Stieger
March Upcountry by Weber and Ringo. (Book one and two in the series are free)

Bane Library
The Korval’s Legacy Collection series by Miller and Lee.
The Looking Glass Series by John Ringo and Travis Taylor
The March To The Sea series by John Ringo and David Weber.
The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
The Elfhome books by Wen Spenser

The Stookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris.
The Diamond Age by Neil Stevenson
The Dragonriders of Pern

The Game by Neil Strauss (Not available on the Kindle) 🙁
Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferrris, Probably wait for the next edition since he’s updating it right now.

I think that would be a good start.

I’ve taken to sending the samples from amazon of the books I want to my Kindle. Then when I want to read them I can decide to buy or not.


  1. mark says:

    If you like military fiction, most of the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell is available from the Kindle store (Napoleonic Wars, with pretty good historical accuracy — modulo Sharpe’s specific exploits).

    1. Ron says:

      Not a big fan of historical fiction, but thanks for the suggestion.

  2. Donald says:

    Am deciding upon buying a Kindle 2, but I read only Fiction Hard Back Covers. I review the top 25 list and purchase from there and wondering if Kindle 2 has all these books to purchase, instead of further buying hard back covers.

    Thanks for your comments and regards,

    1. Ron says:

      A quick look through the NYT 15 Hard Cover Bestsellers shows that 14 of 15 are available for the Kindle.

      You can look at any book on Amazon and if it is available for Kindle there will be a special box saying so. If not the box will ask you to click and tell the publisher you want it on Kindle.

      Looks like you save around $7 over the hard cover price. If you review every top 25 book, it seems you’ll make back the cost of the Kindle in months.

      Hope that helps.

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