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    THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Kindle Unlimited is only $0.99 for three months!

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    The word "binge" has kind of a bum rap — it suggests weekends wasted in front of Netflix (no judgment, obviously) or eating to the point of "Whyyyyyy??" But, thanks to Amazon's Kindle Unlimited, there's a new binge in town: the book binge.

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    Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1 million titles (as well as a rotating selection of magazines and thousands of audiobooks) that you can read any time you want, on any Kindle device or app.

    A binge session you can feel smug about?? Yes, please.

    The service usually costs $9.99/month (which is less than the cost of one new book a month), but RIGHT NOW, for Cyber Monday, you can get three months of Kindle Unlimited for just $0.99!


    You can peruse the whole selection of titles here, or take a gander at some of our favorites below...

    1. All seven(!!!) Harry Potter books, which will have you saying, "Accio Kindle!" whenever you're forced to put it down.


    I mean, I'm not going to insult you by posting a review of the Harry Potter series. If you haven't read it (or if you've only seen the movies), and you're wondering, Come on, is it really *that* good?, I'm here to tell you that yes, it is really, really, really that good. Just do it. Read it. Read the Harry Potter books. At the very least, you'll understand like 50% more of the references on BuzzFeed.

    2. The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes, for people who want to save money, time, animal products, or any combination thereof.


    Promising review: "LOVE this cookbook! Some reviews comment their disappointment at frozen vegetables or canned goods being used in the recipes but to be honest, I'm happy that it does! As a married couple on a budget, we are always striving to make our money and food stretch a little further every week. I'm thrilled to know that I have many of the items in my cupboards right now to cook up something healthy, easy, and delicious!" —amazingk

    3. You Have The Right to Remain Innocent, a primer on your rights in the face of police interrogation (and why they're so important).


    Promising review: "Wow. I knew these tactics and techniques were used by law enforcement, I never knew how much simple statements could be woven into a guilty sentence for the most innocent. James Duane gives examples and case studies with an excellent reference section that's also worth reading. I'd recommend this book to everyone but most especially to young people, who may not be aware of their rights and the power of words." —psychteach

    4. The Sun and Her Flowers, Kaur's second collection of poetry, for anyone who loved Milk and Honey.


    Promising review: "Such a beautiful, exquisite collection of lovely poems. Incredible. Many feels. Many tears! Thank you, Rupi!" —NK

    5. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood's gripping dystopian novel about a wildly repressive theocracy that was once the US.


    Even if you've watched the Hulu series, do yourself a favor and read the book, too. Atwood is a master at subtly combining horror and satire. (And yeah, it is a little too real. But that's all the more reason to read it!)

    Promising review: "I realize that I kind of did things backward by watching the Hulu-produced series of The Handmaid's Tale before reading Margaret Atwood's novel. But I was so impressed by the show that I wanted to see what the source material was like. And it was even better than expected. Atwood has created a truly frightening and feasible alternate reality. The unfolding of the narrative was also very well-paced, revealing significant details as if in real time. It is an impressive novel; I will have to search out some of her other titles as well. This type of speculative fiction is on par with that of J.G. Ballard in his prime." —Patrick Mc Coy

    6. A River in Darkness, a riveting memoir about life in — and escape from — North Korea.


    Promising review: "This book is a must-read. I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. It is well written, insightful and eye-opening. Not only does the author go into depth about his personal experiences, but he also spends time on historical background and the politics of the time. I think it's important for people to read this book to understand the social and political climate of North Korea. This is a solid five-star book." –Rose Princess

    7. Matchmaking for Beginners, the perfect novel for when you've already seen all the rom-coms.


    Promising review: "I loved this book so much! It was a super-easy read. In fact, I read it in two days. My work might have suffered a little as a result. Hey, it was a real page-turner! I love how the storyline was very different/unusual and had so many different stories all weaving into one. I honestly didn't know how it was going to turn out until the very end, and I love a book that keeps me hanging, but just a little! I felt like we had forward movement the whole way through the book, and it just kept getting more and more interesting. HIGHLY recommend. The perfect vacation book, or when you need a little break from reality." —SFSH

    8. Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a historical novel based on the true story of an 18-year-old Italian man who joins an underground railroad to help Jews escape...until a unique opportunity to spy on the Nazis presents itself.


    This is also on our list of 51 Books That Will 100% Make You Cry!

    Promising review: "This is an incredible story, especially because it is based on actual events, people, and places. It is one of those stories that you can't stop thinking about even when you put the book down. I found myself wanting to talk with someone about the atrocities Pino witnessed, the improbable coincidences, miracles and twists and turns his life took, and the range of raw human emotions described throughout the book: indescribable joy and triumph, pure terror, crushing guilt, murderous rage, utter and complete despair and redemption. The reader walks alongside Pino through every one of these human feelings we are blessed and cursed to experience. It is exhausting at times. This book is more than mere entertainment. I don't think anyone could make up a more heart-wrenching, miraculous, and fascinating story. It would seem too far fetched." —Jennifer Preece

    9. 1984, the terrifying classic about a future where Big Brother is always watching.


    Promising review: "Amazing that Orwell was able to foresee so many things that came to pass. Much of what we see in our country today is eerily like the future Orwell described in 1984. Great read! NOTE: I read it as a college student when I was quite young for an assignment. It went right over my head, in a hurry to get assignment done. Glad I read it again!" —Amazon Customer

    10. Alex & Me, the true story of the friendship between a scientist and her parrot (and what it taught us about animal intelligence), which you'll definitely want to read if you like pets more than people.


    Promising review: "Great story about a remarkable bird. The author's relationship with Alex is heartwarming and winningly told. The things she and Alex accomplished are amazing. I liked how well she treated her birds and that she makes clear these intelligent creatures should not be left alone as solitary pets. Her research changed the way people think about birds. After reading this I watched Alex videos on YouTube." —mct

    11. Cat's Cradle, a must read for anyone who loves Vonnegut, apocalypse fiction, sci-fi, strangely prescient satire, or laughing through the fear.


    Cat's Cradle inspired my first OkCupid username, AMA.

    Promising review: "After 60 years of dedicated reading, Cat's Cradle remains my favorite book! One of the best books of the 20th century! I first read it in 1978 while at work as an electronics bench technician. Read all of Vonnegut during this period and Cat's Cradle has remained my favorite. I have read it so many times that I have lost count! I was recently stunned that I couldn't find a copy in my collection. It was time for another reread, so I ordered a fresh copy. An extra copy of Cat's Cradle is never excessive. Better too many than too few! I am an orthodox Bokononist! I am lucky mud! Vonnegut is my idol!" —dutchw84

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