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Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:45:10 am »
Back to 8 titles available this month, and we get to pick 1 free (or reduced if not a Prime member)

Here's the list and links :)

First reads for August

Thriller: Interference

Psychological Suspense: Girl Gone Mad

Mystery: Deadly Waters

Crime Fiction: Don't Ever Forget

Book Club Fiction: Honeysuckle Season

Young Adult: Find Layla

Literary Fiction: The Woman in the Moonlight

Children's Picture book: Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Goodnight


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Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 05:49:57 am »
    There are actually several possibilities for me this month. I'll pick one and check GR for the rest -- these books are often offered as free giveaways. I'd like to see some reviews, first.
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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 08:14:41 am »
    Only one difference in this month's UK list.

    The difference is the psychological suspense offering which for us is The Other Girl - and that's the one that appeals to me the most.

    There are actually several possibilities for me this month. I'll pick one and check GR for the rest -- these books are often offered as free giveaways. I'd like to see some reviews, first.

    Sadly the the GR giveaways are only for the US and Canada.  :(  On the other hand I do have KU so I can read as many of them as I want in the end - not exactly free, but at no extra expense, if that makes sense!  :-\ Although, having said that, most months I struggle to find even one I want to read anyway.
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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:51:02 am »
    Not sure yet. Last month I had 3 possibles. A couple sound good this time, but not "jump on it" good. Waiting for reviews. Since I have KU, its not really any hurry anyway. Since they'll be in it in a month. I am having a backlog of library loans right now.

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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 09:23:09 am »
    I do NOT have KU .... but I have also noticed that the First Reads often become Prime Reads. And the KOLL is almost completely identical to the KU catalog .... so one a month there.

    And .... it's not like I have nothing to read! :o Just had another couple long time holds come available. :D
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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 01:21:04 pm »
    absolutely NOTHING on this list appeals to me.  i'm actually thinking of dropping my Prime and other stuff with amazon. 

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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 06:29:24 pm »
    absolutely NOTHING on this list appeals to me.  i'm actually thinking of dropping my Prime and other stuff with amazon.

    Same here. I havent used prime video once, since it was introduced. Ive used prime wardrobe once. I dont even know what all the perks are. Dont care. Irritated I am not offered al la carte prime... just the shipping, please.
    But, I wont be dropping kindle. I can live without the rest.

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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 10:44:26 pm »
    I ended up going with Find Layla.

    Interference would have been my second choice. I may try to win it on Goodreads, as Ann mentioned.

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    Re: Amazon First Reads -- August 2020
    « Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 01:16:55 am »
    I took The Woman in the Moonlight (Patricia Morrisroe) but haven't read yet. These are usually on my back burner. I have so many books. Wouldn't give up Prime -- love the shipping and the videos (that are included with Prime).
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