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Looking for some good PRIME Lending Books

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Initial post: Jan 5, 2013 3:21:12 PM PST
Mary says:
Has anyone read a particularly good PRIME Lending Library book that you would recommend to others? I'll start this off by recommending these PRIME Lending Library Books: "My Mother Was Nuts" by Penny Marshall, Have A Little Faith, A Never Event, The Trunk Key (Kindle Single). Can anyone recommend any others that they have liked? (I've noticed that some books start out as "Lending Enabled" but do not stay on the PRIME list forever!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 3:31:11 PM PST
Beth says:
Lending enabled and Prime are completely different though you are correct that both are fluid situations. Prime borrowing especially since authors were being offered special access (or something) if they offered their books for a certain period on Prime. Lending enabled means if you want you can lend your copy to another kindle user. This is once per book for a 14 week period.

For Prime I really enjoyed the first couple of books in the Jack Daniels series by J. A. KonrathWhiskey Sour. If you like lite romance then Stephanie Bond In Deep Voodoo (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series Book 1) has a number of books available.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 5:51:00 PM PST
JmLob says:
The Last Lecture was a great, inspirational book that I highly recommend. Christmas Jars was my December book choice. It was also very nice read during the holiday season. There is a second book by this author called, Christmas Jars Reunion which wasn't a Prime choice but a great sequel to the first book. If you enjoy paranormal mysteries, Terri Reid books are entertaining and quick reads. Loose Ends: A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery - Book One (Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries) (Volume 1) Her first books in the series are part of the Prime Lending Library. She has a total of 9 in the series. Lastly, if you are a fan of Harry Potter, this series is available for free also. Happy 'free' reading. :)

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 5:56:22 PM PST
I was pleasantly surprised on "The Hunger Games" The James bond books are in the KOLL list too. Casino Royal was never properly done as a movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 6:00:16 PM PST
Beth says:
Thanks, I downloaded that for Jan.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 6:13:54 PM PST
 Ann says:
I've borrowed several good books that are no longer part of the KOLL. Here are a few that I enjoyed that are still available to borrow:

The Stone Flower Garden
Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery Book 1)
The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle Book 1)
The Roswell Conspiracy: Tyler Locke 3 (An International Thriller)

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 6:24:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2013 6:52:20 PM PST
mebe says:
The Butterfly Forest (Mystery/Thriller)
A FALSE DAWN ((Mystery/Thriller))
The 24th Letter ((Mystery/Thriller))
The Black Bullet (Sean O'Brien mystery/thriller)

The Hangman's Daughter
The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale (US Edition)

Water for Elephants: A Novel
Learn Me Good
Learn Me Gooder

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 7:26:05 PM PST
Mary says:
I want to thank everybody for their posts & suggestions so far. I see quite a few good possibilities for my KOLL Jan. book. I've previously read Water for Elephants, the Last Lecture & The Hunger Games - and agree that they were all excellent books. I started a list of the KOLL books that looked interesting a while back, but was amazed to find out that quite a few were no longer on the KOLL list! Somehow I thought they would be on there forever! Lesson learned!

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 8:04:53 PM PST
Holly says:
One I particularly enjoyed recently (and someone mentioned it as being one of their top 10 books of 2012) is The Wander Year: One Couple's Journey Around the World. Non-fiction, travel narrative that is very good if you like that type of thing.

Also, a very popular cozy mystery series has the first three books available in the KOLL. They are the Pennyfoot Hotel mysteries by Kate Kingsbury and the first one is Room With a Clue (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery). There are VERY light, fluffy mysteries but I have enjoyed the first two so far and have the third one as my current KOLL download.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 8:21:18 PM PST
P. M. H. says:
One of the best I have read is War Brides

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 8:30:37 PM PST
seedlady says:
Doesn't She Look Natural

She Always Wore Red (The Fairlawn Series #2)

She's in a Better Place

sorry- i can't seem to link the kindle versions, though i tried!

look up angela hunt .

i got the first one free, and borrowed books 2 and 3. really enjoyed them.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 12:24:49 AM PST
Mellie B. says:
I particularly enjoyed the series that started with The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (funny mystery) (Book #1 - The Housewife Assassin Series)

The second in the series is also available in the KOLL.

A funny romantic comedy/thriller/mystery series with a female lead who kicks butt and doesn't feel bad about it. Later in the series she does get a little bit tiresome with the way she dithers between guy 1 and guy 2 (not a spoiler, I promise) - but it's still a good series and I eagerly await the next book.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 1:50:14 AM PST
luvshihtzu says:
One series I have been thoroughly enjoying is the Skip Langdon series by Julie Smith. First book is New Orleans Mourning and Skip is a rookie cop in New Orleans. Lots of local color and a good mystery. The first one and a few others were free for me at one time and others have been available through Prime lending. Julie Smith has two other series that are available through Prime lending.
The first two of the Skip Langdon series is also available in audio. I got my audiobooks through one of the Overdrive libraries.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:52:21 AM PST
Can you help me with "Lending enabled" books? I did it once and now I can't figure out how I did it. I see the book I want says Lending enabled but does it have to be highlighted and clickable? Because this one is not. What do I do when I want to have someone else lend be their kindle book? Thank you, like I said, I have done this once and it was easy, but I'm really confused now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 5:48:01 AM PST
Sorry, but IMO the Penny Marshall book was dreadful. It's like going through someone's DayTimer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 5:49:31 AM PST
You have to know someone who has the book and is willing to lend it to you. This thread is about Prime members borrowing from the Kindle Owners Lending Library, which is a completely separate thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 5:49:51 AM PST
I agree - I was so disappointed!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 6:38:49 AM PST
Mary McManus says:
I, too, thought the Penny Marshall book was awful. However, I did like War Brides which I could not put down. The beginning and ending are awkward but it's a good story despite that.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:49:16 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
You can borrow all the Harry Potter books through Prime KOLL.
I'm working my way through them now. I had never read them before even though my son read some of them when they first came out.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:53:11 AM PST
P. M. H. says:
I also liked City of Darkness (City of Mystery) One of the series has the tiny font problem, forget if it is this one. I emailed the author and she is working on the problem for her books. This book has Jack the Ripper in it and I don't usually read those books. However, I read the second in the series first and really like it, so thought I would try this one. It was good. Looking forward to the third one, which is to be out this month, I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 7:11:08 AM PST
I liked War Brides, too. AND both of the "City of Mystery" books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 11:33:03 AM PST
Jeanne says:
As a Prime member, I have yet to take advantage of the book lending benefit, so I am enjoying everyone's shares in this thread. Do book titles come and go from the KOLL list? - The 'The Last Lecture' isn't showing as Prime lendable for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 11:36:48 AM PST
Yes, books do come and go from the KOLL.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 11:44:52 AM PST
Jeanne says:
Thank you, M. Francis. I thought I might have been missing something on the product page. : )

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 12:10:07 PM PST
Patsy says:
A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries), excellent mystery and it's sequel Drool Baby (A Dog Park Mystery) (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries) are both available through Prime Lending.
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