Kindle Unlimited: Is It Worth It?

You’ve probably heard of Kindle Unlimited. It’s the Amazon program where for £7.99 a month you have unlimited access to a selection of over 1 million books. Not every book available on Amazon is part of this and there is a limit to how many books you can borrow at a time – I think it’s 20 – but if you’re willing to troll through what they have, it’s worth checking out.

As part of the McDonalds monopoly, I got a 2 month free trial and a month has passed so I’d do a little write up.

The Number of Books Rented: 12

The Number of Books Finished: 4

These were all books that I had already marked that I wanted to read on GoodReads. They were all books that I wanted to read but I didn’t think I was likely to buy. So I’m glad I finally got the chance to check them out. But it kind of feels like a lot of the books on this program aren’t…well, they aren’t the best. That doesn’t mean every book is bad

A few of them on there I’ve bought, read and enjoyed. And some of them I’m glad that I finally got the chance to read. I’ve downloaded a few more now that I’m hoping will be awesome and plan to give a chance so I’ve not given up on it.

There’s definitely a large selection of books so there should plenty of choice for everyone. And it definitely means you’ll always have something to read.

I’m just not sure it’s for me. I mean, £7.99 is a little cheaper than buying a single book I want so giving up on books I borrowed doesn’t make me feel as bad but I’m also pickier when I choose to buy books which means I’m more likely to read them.

I think if you’ve got the money and you’re willing to hunt through a lot of less-than stellar books then it’s probably worth it but I don’t have that spare money. I’m definitely going to enjoy the rest of the trial but after that…I’ll just stick to buying books or renting from the library.

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