Read an eBook Week? Like You Need a Reason...

Apparently, March 1st kicks off Read an eBook Week. It is a time when publishers and authors offer thousands of original eBooks for free and at deep discounts to encourage book lovers around the globe to give eBooks a try. Well, umm, not to be indelicate, but look over here - probably close to 100,000 ebooks and eaudio books, available every day of the year! Stuff for kids to teens to adults, in Spanish and English and multiple formats - for free, was that mentioned?

A few gems worth pointing out:

Nimona is a graphic novel for adults and teens available in both ebook and eaudio format. Nimona is a delightfully chaotic shapeshifter who nominates herself for the position of ‘sidekick’ to supervillain Lord Ballister Blackheart. Together they have adventures, hatch evil (or not so evil) plans, play board games, attend science fairs, and maybe save the world.

Really, another Diary of a Wimpy Kid book? Jeff Kinney probably had no idea how hot this series would become, which basically centers around Rowley and best friend Greg who experience what every middle schooler encounters, but funnier. Available in eaudio too and perfect for a spring break family road trip, complete with embarrassing moments guaranteed to keep everyone quiet for 30 miles or so.

I just loved Hollow Kingdom by Kyra Jane Buxton. Oh my, this book has everything. And the audio is so so much fun, narrated by Robert Petkoff, telling the story from the perspective of S.T., a crow. This is totally "The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead", a big-hearted, boundlessly beautiful romp through the Apocalypse, where a foul-mouthed crow is humanity's only chance to survive Seattle's zombie problem. Wow, substitute Seattle for Portland, and... I saw this bit of a review and have to agree with it - "I have never laughed so hard for the end of mankind."

What is the rest of our staff recommending? You can check out our staff picks every month on Overdrive - it's a long and diverse list!

As mentioned, Spanish language ebook and eaudio content is also available - everything from book club reads like Perdida by Gillian Flynn to the entire Harry Potter series to nonfiction bestsellers, like Barack Obama's Una Fierra Prometida.

Do magazines count? It's my blog so I say Yes! Check out our digital magazine collections at Flipster.and Overdrive. From 5280 Home to Popular Mechanics, DPL has you covered.

Questions? Hit us up at AskUs!

Written by Dodie on February 26, 2021