These are all affiliate links. Free books were free at time of listing. All of these are books I’d read if I had time. Several of them I downloaded even though I do not have time. I would have time if I’d quit the crazy crochet addiction which has come on me suddenly, but there it is. Addictive personalities addict.
Right now, affiliate link income is largely going to either groceries or to our planned 2 year move to the Philippines, where my husband is establishing a special needs program at a Christian school in Davao City. Money is fungible, after all, so what we do not spend on the Cherub’s Good Night diapers or our coffee addiction (a five pound bag of beans, delivered monthly) is money we can set aside for the Philippines.
FREE!! Sun Tzu & Machiavelli Leadership Secrets: How To Become A Superior Leader Utilizing The Principles Of The Art Of War And The Prince
Reader Review: This is NOT just a Cliff’s Notes version of these two works. This book takes on the role of teacher or professor as it not only goes through the key ideas and thoughts in both works, but actually breaks them down into methods that are more easily understood and digestible. As with a good teacher, this book seems to know where the reader may need additional guidance or help within the text. What this offers the reader is the ability to put into action the ideas of these two great works.
2.99: Build Social Confidence: Maximize Your Social Likability, Handle Tough Conversations Easily, Get Along with Everybody – Proven Hacks to Boost Your Charisma Reader Review: This book was AWESOME!! Not your run of the mill self help books that focus on the same topics: repeat a person’s name to remember it, keep eye-contact, cheesy suggestions for “making” people like you. This one is unique and actually USEFUL!! I read it all the way through, placing MANY bookmarks to refer back to on key points I found interesting. Build Social Charisma can help ANYONE with their social settings, approaching new people in ANY situation, and conversation starters that don’t make you look like an idiot.
FREE! Free4Kindle: http://amzn.to/2bpTih5 Emotional Intelligence Mastery: A Practical Guide To Improving Your EQ (Social Skills, Business Skills, Success, Confidence, Relationships)
FREE! The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1)
Nearly 2,000 reader reviews with a 4.5 star average.
Reader Review: The inhospitable Oregon coast is the perfect backdrop for Garrison Gage who goes through the motions of living but whose soul is as dry and battered as a hunk of driftwood. Gage carries the emotional and physical scars of his former private detective’s life. His last case took a bad turn. The brutal murder of his wife was the result. Maimed both physically and emotionally, he retreats to the Oregon coast to lick his wounds and wallow in self-loathing and regret. Perhaps that’s why discovering the body of a young girl washed up on the shore strikes deep within the heart of his hermit’s existence and why he’s drawn into solving her murder. The ensuing investigation stirs up the entrenched old guard community and pits him against dangerous enemies. Finding the girl’s killers becomes his obsession – bringing them to justice resuscitates his damaged soul.
The Gray and Guilty Sea is hard-hitting crime novel – no namby-pamby dancing around the issues. Jack Nolte’s prose is clean and uncluttered. He paints the elements of wind, sea, and the endless gray that permeates men’s souls. The story builds and crashes like angry waves on a shore that can’t escape … and doesn’t want to. A very good read. Hoping for more of the same!
.99 The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot Book 1)
FREE! Dan and Frankie Save the World:
Reader Review: I read this novel in draft form prior to final edits and publication. I loved it as a draft – enough to buy a copy upon publication.
“Dan and Frankie” exudes zany screw-ball humor. (an example of how humorous: I am terrified of the dentist. While in the waiting room of my dentist, I started reading this novel – and I FORGOT to be terrified. It is THAT good). The plot is reminiscent of alien body-snatcher movies I loved as a kid, but it does not, at any point, take itself seriously. Dan and his sidekick Frankie tumble through life, going from bad to worse to really, really icky – then they save the world (it isn’t a spoiler if it’s in the title).
Buy this book. Read it. You will laugh.
FREE! The Dog That Laid Eggs: Every Monster Comes From Somewhere
Reader review: This book is awesome. There is no simpler way to put it.
Maas masterfully weaves a modern folk-tale, with an abundance of charm and a story that draws the reader in right from the get-go. This is a unique book, highly imaginative, original, and filled with great characters and setting. It is a fantastical comedy, or comedic fantasy, with many layers to the story.
An intelligent story about good vs evil, littered liberally with many puns. I’d heartily suggest this book to anyone with a sense of humour, who enjoys a good read.
FREE! The Marchers: historical fiction about the Iranian Revolutionby an Iranian author.
Reader Review (there are many four and five star reviews for this one): Despite Robert Flynn’s simplistic and politically biased remarks in the Forward regarding Jimmy Carter’s supposedly “saintly” response to the Iran hostage affair and President Reagan’s “evil” actions after, the novel itself is first-rate. This historical thriller should be read by every politician who has to make a decision based on knowledge of how the Iranian religious fundamentalist leadership actually operates. It is a cautionary tale, but one told in strong narrative style that is rendered for the reader to grasp and understand. Although I did know the background of Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power, I did not know about the different factions that helped the overthrow of the Shah only to be crushed by the Islamic religious fanatics.
FREE! Biochemistry, Free and Easy: surprisingly entertaining (limericks? Songs?), with extra links to videos and more, this download probably won’t be very readable on a basic kindle. Use an iPad or a Fire, or consider reading from the Amazon Cloud.
FREE! CK-12 Chemistry–
Blurb; CK-12 Chemistry covers Matter, Atomic Structure; The Elements and Their Properties; Stoichiometry; Chemical Kinetics; Physical States of Matter; Thermodynamics; Nuclear Chemistry; and Organic Chemistry.
FREE! CK-12 Biology– CK-12 Biology I is a textbook for high school students covering cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and physiology.
Free! Algebra: The Very Basics
Blurb; If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the foundations of algebra using lots of examples and no-nonsense explanations. Each chapter contains well-chosen exercises as well as all the solutions. No prior knowledge is required.
Topics include: Exponents, Brackets, Linear Equations and Quadratic Equations. For a more detailed table of contents, use the “Look Inside” feature. From the author of “Great Formulas Explained” and “Physics! In Quantities and Examples”.
Those interested in delving into the exciting field of calculus and mathematical physics after attaining the very basics of algebra are invited to continue their journey with the “Math Shorts” series, starting with “Math Shorts – Exponential and Trigonometric Functions” and the free e-book “Math Shorts – Derivatives”. Readers who prefer learning the basics of probability calculations can move on to the introductory text “Statistical Snacks”.
Free! Meal Prep: The Essential Guide To Quick And Easy Meal Prepping For Weight Loss: With 50 Delicious Recipes (Meal Planning, Batch Cooking)
FREE! Under the Apple Boughs, by Peter Maughan.
Reader Review: It went originally under the title ‘A Moon on its Back’, but changing the title hasn’t affected it one bit. It’s still one of the most outstanding pieces of literature I’ve ever read. A wonderful collection of non-fiction short stories taking place throughout a West Country year, bringing you marvelous eccentrics, old pubs, gorgeous descriptions of the countryside, etc., as it leads you through the seasons. You’ll cry along with the author over the loss of his wonderful dog, Sikes, and fall in love with everyone and everything else in it. Each story is a stand-alone masterpiece. I absolutely love this collection, and reread it frequently. It restores my faith in the art of fine writing. It’s lyrical, descriptive, haunting at times, always beautiful.
FREE! Alexander the Great, A History from Beginning to End (one hour history, military generals)- only 42 pages. More like a really fast, shallow overview or review, useful for a busy parent who is trying to keep up with several students.
FREE! You may also enjoy Alexander the Great, part of the Makers of History series by Jacob Abbott- not a quick read, but far more depth. I really like Abbott’s biographies.
Free: Julius Caesar: A Life From Beginning to End (Gallic Wars, Ancient Rome, Civil War, Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar, Cleopatra, Plutarch, Pompey, Suetonius) (One Hour History Military Generals Book 4) – another 40 some odd page overview.
FREE: Julius Caesar, by Jacob Abbott.
FREE! Confidence in God in Times of Danger by Alexander Carson. Blurb: Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. Confidence in God in Times of Danger is a passionate explanation of God’s workings in the Book of Esther. The author moves from Biblical insight to practical application in the lives of God’s people today. When the times are turbulent and filled with all manner of possible dangers, the great God of the Bible is in control and can be trusted completely.
“We learn that the most casual events which take place in the affairs of the world are connected with God’s plans respecting His people; and that the most trifling things are appointed and directed by Him to effect His purposes. It decides a question that philosophy has conversed for ages, and will never fathom; recording a number of events, the result of man’s free will, yet evidently appointed of God and directed by His providence. From this book the believer may learn to place unbounded confidence in the care of his God in the utmost danger; and to look to the Lord of omnipotence for deliverance when there is no apparent means of escape.”
FREE! Calvary Road, by Roy Hessian, 69 pages of life changing teaching on relationships and repentance.
FREE! R.C. Sproul’s What Is the Relationship between Church and State? (Crucial Questions Series Book 19)
5.19, Escape from Reason, by Francis Schaeffer
4.95, Beyond Perception: The Evidence of Things Not Seen by Chuck Missler
Blurb:There seems to be evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it are only ghostly images: projections from a level of reality so beyond our own that the real reality is literally beyond both space and time. The main architect of this astonishing idea is one of the world’s most eminent thinkers- physicist David Bohm, a protege of Einstein’s. Earlier, he noticed that, in plasmas, particles stopped behaving like individuals and started behaving as if they were part of a larger and inter connected whole. He continued his work in the behavior of oceans of these particles, noting their behaving as if they know what each on the untold trillions of individual particles were doing.
3.99 Does God Exist, William Lane Craig
.99 Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament
by Michael P. V. Barrett