In this series I look at the next 10 oldest book in my Kindle ebook collection and decide whether to read them now, read them later, or delete them because I know I won’t read them. Today I am starting with a collection of 2952 Kindle books.
Good Landing by Royce Day is 5 pages and is listed as a science fiction story. It has 8 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. Amazon says this about it. “A tribute to the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia and all who have given their lives for the sake of exploring beyond Earth.” That’s it. That isn’t enough to make me want to read it. I’ll pass on this one.
A Knight in Central Park by Theresa Ragan is 279 pages and is listed as a time travel romance. It has 176 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This story follows Alexandra from 1499. Her farmhouse is attacked and her grandfather gives her magic stones that transport her to Central Park to find a knight to save her town. What she finds is a history professor. It sounds like it could be interesting, but I don’t really read romance. I might hold on to it for now though.
When Hummers Dream by Mara Purl is 51 pages and is listed as a romance. It has 16 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This one feels a bit too odd for me. I’ll post the description for this one in case you’re interested.
Can a hummingbird dream? Artist Miranda Jones thinks so. Sensing the tiny injured bird that wings its way into her world still lives, she paints the creature’s dream-garden and seems to reach into his very heart. She reached into her own heart to create a new life for herself in Milford-Haven, the small town of undiscovered beauty on California’s Central Coast, where one of her dear friends is environmentalist Samantha Hugo-a brilliant PhD twenty years her senior who gave up a son years earlier. Though the e-book stands alone, it also introduces Book 1 of the Milford-Haven Novels, the critically acclaimed, popular series, a multi-generational saga. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
Let’s Play Ball by Linda Gould is 248 pages and is listed as contemporary women’s fiction. It has 7 reviews and an average rating of 2.5 stars. This follows Miranda and her twin sister Jessica. Jessica’s husband goes missing and Miranda tries to help find him. The description sounds messy and the reviews say the whole book feels messy and confusing. I’ll pass on this one.
Dinners Made Easy by Stonyfield Farm is 50 pages and is listed as a cookbook. It has 37 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. I don’t actually cook and if I do I go to pinterest so I’ll just delete this one.
Megan’s Way by Melissa Foster is 300 pages and listed as women’s fiction. It has 408 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This follows Megan, a single mother whose cancer has returned. She is faced with a choice between her daughter and her lifelong best friend. I’m not sure what the decision is or what could possibly make her choose anything over her child, but would be interested in reading to find out.
Reining In by Dawn Judd is 254 pages and is listed as urban fantasy. It has 26 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This is about Khalida, a vampire, that is having trouble staying hidden with the technological advances being made. She hires a team to help keep her secret. There is a mistake and she is exposed to the people that want to kill her. She has to choose between people from her past and the people putting their lives on the line to save her. I’m not really intrigued. Then I looked at the reviews and they are not great. Lazy editing, dumb main character, grossly disappointing. I’ll pass.
The Wind Knot by John Galligan is 320 pages and listed as a mystery. It has 15 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. Ned exiled himself to the rivers of America for five years. And now he’s planning to come back apparently. I don’t really care about any of that.
Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth-Jones is 384 pages and is listed as women’s christian fiction. There are 215 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars. We’re atheist and I stay far away from religious fiction. I’ll post the description from Amazon though in case you might be interested.
When Riley Sinclair stepped into her new job as director of guest relations at a posh resort on Paradise Island, she felt the final pieces of her once-broken life coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel are accompanied by paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears. Riley and three guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships. With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter, heartache, and healing.
Gumshoe Casefiles- Case 132 by Adam Slade is 17 pages and listed as a mystery. It has 5 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. We follow Frank Peterson, a phony private eye, that is on the case of a serial killer that cuts off her victims heads after sex. This is apparently part of a series, but I’ll pass on it.
That brings us to the end of another round and to a total of 2944 books left in my collection. Have you read any of these? Do you plan to now?