Best of 2016: Freebies

One of the best things I did in 2016 was signing up for BookBub’s email alerts.  If you’re not familiar with BookBub, it’s basically just a free service that scans Amazon (or your ebook retailer of choice) for deals. You tell it which genres and authors you’re interested in, and you get a once-daily email listing all the heavily discounted (or even free!) books meeting your criteria.

As you might expect, the quality of these books wildly varies.  Sometimes you can get really popular authors for free, or a bestseller will be taken down to $0.99 for one day only.  Other times, you get what you pay for, and the freebies are literally the worst.  Here are fifteen books that I got for free (either via BookBub alerts or through Amazon Prime’s Lending Library) and actually really enjoyed.

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via Amazon Prime’s Lending Library //  goodreads

Scott Pilgrim meets the mysterious Ramona Flowers and must battle her seven evil exes for her heart.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Disillusioned with her life, twenty-something Beryl takes a job housesitting for one of New York’s most famous rockstars.

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via author BB Hamel’s mailing list // goodreads

Music theory professor Jim meets pre-med student Emma in a quiet room at the library, and sparks fly.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Rebellious Max asks straight-laced Cade to play her boyfriend, and soon, real feelings start to develop.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Lacey thought her stepbrother Camden was dead, but even though she wants to hate him when he shows up at her front door, all the feelings she’d had for her childhood friend come flooding back.

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via Amazon Prime’s Lending Library // goodreads

Childhood friends Andi and Shane battle with their feelings for fear of upsetting Shane’s sister – and Andi’s best friend – Izzy.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Skater girl Cat and all-American Huck fall hard for each other, but there are too many secrets between them to make this relationship easy.

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via Amazon Prime’s Lending Library // goodreads

Theater-geek Jenny always had a crush on the popular Ethan, and things only got more confusing when their parents got married.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Laney is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with her ex-FBI agent stepbrother Easton, whereas Easton is more excited about making Laney as flustered as possible.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Young genius Lucy, in a desperate attempt to keep her grant funding, begins studying emotion with her cute neighbor Jensen – unsurprisingly, emotions flare.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

After years of missed connections, Estelle and her brother’s best friend Oliver finally find themselves in the same place at the same time.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Sick of being single, Emily sets her sights on Sebastian, a cute dart player at the bar that she just knows is the one, despite the fact that they barely know each other.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

College senior Jenn is positively embarrassed that she’s still hanging on to her V-card, but how can she lose it without being weird about it?

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Classically trained Maddie joins Villian Complex with just one rule: don’t fall for singer Jared… too bad she’s had a crush on him for years.

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via BookBub alert // goodreads

Newly single Mia meets Lucas while taking her French honeymoon solo – and he may be the one person on the planet who’s able to save her vacation.