Cheap Reads for Kindle: Free Books and Low Priced Reading Options

From free classics to great deals, there's a book for every budget on Kindle.

Kindle opens the door to hundreds of thousands of affordable books. Whether you're looking for a great romance, an epic tale of adventure, the latest financial advice or anything else, there are books for every reader and every budget. And with the free Kindle Reading app, you can enjoy all these affordable options even if you do not own a Kindle device.

To help you make the best use of your valuable reading time, below are top-rated free books in popular categories. Sometimes free books exhibit variable quality or do not support all the great Kindle reading features, so we recommend browsing the reviews and ratings from other readers. Or choose deals for limited-time savings on thoughtfully selected books. Happy reading (and happy saving).

Free Classic Reads

Out-of-copyright classics - stories that have sparked imaginations for generations.


A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
List price: $5.99
Kindle price: $0.00
Les Misérables (English language)
List price: $23.95
Kindle price: $0.00
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Jules Verne
Kindle price: $0.00

Top Rated Free Romance Reads


Higher Octave
Kindle price: $0.00

Top Rated Free Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Reads


Contract Pending: A New York mafia...
List price: $9.95
Kindle price: $0.00
The Richard Hannay Collection - The...
John Buchan
List price: $21.99
Kindle price: $0.00
Revenge of Cornelius: Supernatural...
List price: $7.99
Kindle price: $0.00

Top Rated Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads


The Falcon in the Barn
List price: $14.30
Kindle price: $0.00
Broken Wings
Kindle price: $0.00

Mysteries & Thrillers from $1.99


The Professor
List price: $15.95
Kindle price: $1.99
Supreme Justice
List price: $14.95
Kindle price: $1.99
Between Black and White
List price: $15.95
Kindle price: $1.99