Medieval books and Kindle Unlimited

I’ve had Kindle Unlimited now for about a year, and even though I don’t get a chance to read as much as I would like, I definitely think it’s worth $9.99 a month, especially if you’re an avid reader. Ideally, I wish it was maybe $5.99 or $6.99 a month, but if you read just one book a month, you’ve basically made up the $9.99 cost. I suppose you could argue that you could just go to the library and check out the books for free, but the library also doesn’t have the vast amount of titles that Kindle Unlimited seems to have. Also, you could use the lending library feature of Amazon but I think that only gives you access to one book at a time, whereas with Unlimited you can have up to 10 books at a time before having to turn one in.

With that said, I’m trying to keep track of medieval books I run across that i might want to read later. I plan to start posting my findings here on my site. Since I was recently reading about the Third Reich and how the First Reich began with the reign of Charlemagne, I thought I would see what books Kindle Unlimited has regarding Charlemagne. Doing a brief search for Charlemagne filtered only by Kindle Unlimited books, I came across this listing.

Kindle Unlimited

I’ve recently been testing out Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited feature. Basically, you can keep as many books as you like from a catalog of over 800,000 titles. You pay a subscription fee of $9.99 per month, and you can download and keep any book you want. It reminds me of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video Service but for books. It would be nice if they gave this service free to all Prime members, but paying $9.99 a month isn’t terrible. The service also includes a large catalog of audio books.

The way it differs from Amazon’s library feature, as far as I can tell, is that instead of being limited to checking out one book per month, you have access to read as many books in a month as long as they are in the Unlimited catalog.

Here’s the direct link to browse the full catalog.And here’s a direct link to view the catalog of medieval history books that are offered.