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Title: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: Ann in Arlington on February 01, 2020, 06:18:44 am
Amazon First Reads (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/firstreads/?tag=kbkindlea-20)

Back to picking 1 this month.

Contemporary Fiction: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51bUH%2BCiOKL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NVD1276/?tag=kbkindlea-20) Dead teenager as a ghost following a horrific accident?

Psychological Suspense: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hnCEseF2L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TZFQZYX/?tag=kbkindlea-20)  A damaged person being exploited/ gaslighted.

Memoir: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BoiG0zLDL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T31HXK7/?tag=kbkindlea-20)  Not really a memoir person. Especially of someone I've never heard of.

Thriller: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419tKpkvJKL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R29FDQD/?tag=kbkindlea-20)  Serial Killer, copycat, FBI procedural. A possibility. First in a series.

Historical Fiction: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rmHzfqq1L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SNTKBGM/?tag=kbkindlea-20)  Post WWII, this time East Germany.

Mystery: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51dWg82rC7L._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QDSTM6M/?tag=kbkindlea-20) Single mother with a past whose investigation is one step ahead of the cops. But not a cozy. Still, a possibility. Also first in a series.

Fantasy: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41SJKIH2%2BDL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RJQPB63/?tag=kbkindlea-20) Unprepared young woman on a quest to fullfill a dire prophecy.

Children's Picture Book: (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fbvlGahVL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T2BTRPN/?tag=kbkindlea-20) Billed as for new parents.


I didn't actually pick anything last month. Two possibilities here this month but I have SOOOOO much to read already! :o
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: Fogeydc on February 01, 2020, 08:59:45 am
Couldn't they have found/picked *something* a little less downer-y for February -- which can be dark & dreary enough already but also has Valentine's Day.
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: Linjeakel on February 01, 2020, 10:40:13 am
Almost the same list in the UK this month (https://amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/firstreads).

The mystery offering, Hide Away, looks like a possibility, but do I really need it, especially when it's yet another series starter? *looks at TBR pile mountain and sighs*
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: Ann in Arlington on February 01, 2020, 11:04:19 am
Almost the same list in the UK this month (https://amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/firstreads).

The mystery offering, Hide Away, looks like a possibility, but do I really need it, especially when it's yet another series starter? *looks at TBR pile mountain and sighs*

Yeah ... that's my feeling about these. If I was looking for something to read, maybe. But I have around 8 borrowed from the library that I have to finish before the end of February, plus another half dozen through Prime Reading and the January KOLL borrow. And that doesn't count books I own that I've not read. Sigh!
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: Ann in Arlington on February 01, 2020, 11:05:09 am
Couldn't they have found/picked *something* a little less downer-y for February -- which can be dark & dreary enough already but also has Valentine's Day.

Depressing psychological scary stuff is apparently 'the thing'. And has been for quite a while.
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: lindnet on February 01, 2020, 12:07:14 pm
I always pick something from the First Reads.  I guess I just can't turn down "free", lol.  And some of them turn out to be great reads and/or turn me on to a new author.  I liked the sound of the two that Ann liked and even thought the In An Instant sounded interesting.  I usually mull them over for a few days, wait for more reviews, and then grab one.
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: CS on February 01, 2020, 05:18:41 pm
I've read and enjoyed Jason Pinter before, so I'll probably go with that. I'll take a look at the other books though.
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: CS on February 27, 2020, 10:52:35 am
One of the most unappealing set of First Reads ever?

As posted above, I went with the Jason Pinter book by default because he's an author I've read and enjoyed in the past.
Title: Re: Amazon first reads -- February 2020
Post by: MMiller81 on March 13, 2020, 01:29:01 am
De gustibus non disuptandum est! But even though it may look like: ewww nothing for me, set, it is always cool to broaden the horizons. You can find a hidden gem, something you would have never expected to like!