Best Kindle Books – Top 10 Titles on Amazon with Reviews 2018

Last Updated: November 1, 2018

The best selling Kindle books list is always a great place to find out the latest commercial and critical hits in the literary world, with most titles now widely available for e-readers. Here’s our take on the most recent top 10 of the best selling Kindle books list on Amazon, with customer ratings as an indication of the critical consensus on each title.

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The print book vs e-book continues to run and run, but figures for the best Kindle books and best selling titles for other e-readers confirm that electronic reading is here to say. According to a 2017 report by AuthorEarnings.com, there are 487,298,000 sales of ebooks per year in the US, worth $3.177m. In addition, the Kindle is one of the most sought after tech devices and best travel accessories.

This is followed by the UK (95,623,000, £327m); Canada (26,017,000, CAN$180m); Australia (22,463,000, AU$164m); and New Zealand (1,306,000, NZ$2.3M). However, the long predicted death of traditional printed books is a long way off. Ebooks occupy only a share of the reading market (extimated by some sources at 40-50 percent).

 

Best Kindle Books Review 2018

In the meantime, if you are a fiction reader and have your e-reader or Kindle handy, check out our reviews of the best selling Kindle books on Amazon to get your take-anywhere reading needs sorted.

 

 

1. Best Kindle Books – The Seventh Plague (Sigma Force Novels Book 11) by James Rollins

 

 

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The 11th in a 13-instalment series, The Seventh Plague is an intriguing blend of science, mythology, and history with the thrills of contemporary mystery narrative. Best-selling novelist James Rollins explores not only whether the Biblical plagues of Egypt might have actually happened, but also if they could happen again, and not just in Egypt, but across the entire planet.

Rollins’s latest Sigma Force is centred archeologist Prof Harold McCabe, who dies after stumbling out of the Sudanese desert. The medical experts carrying out the autopsy on McCabe’s body find that someone had attempted to mummify the Professor while he was still alive. However, the experts suddenly fall ill with a disease that is spreading in Cairo. Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force, is sent in to investigate.

But Crowe is thwarted by assassins who burn and destroy all evidence, including Professor McCabe’s body. McCabe’s daughter is now the only hope. She helps Crowe to analyse the work of her father, who had been enquiring into the 10 plagues of Moses.

Crowe and his Sigma Force cohorts discover a shocking threat to humankind, a blend of ancient mysteries and the most cutting edge science, that will smite the planet with a devastating series of plagues and ultimately wipe out mankind forever.

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 705
Average Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

 
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2. Best Kindle Books – Daughters Of The Lake by Wendy Webb

 

 

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Daughters Of The Lake is yet another inspiring thriller from Wendy Webb, who’s known as ‘Queen of the Northern Gothic’ for her tales of gothic suspense against backdrops of old mansions and other creepy settings where her modern heroines tangle with the ghosts and mysteries of the past.

This novel is the tale of Kate Granger, who has travelled to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to recover from her divorce. Kate discovers the body of a murdered woman with a dead infant wrapped in her gown, washed up on the shores.

The only character who knows the identity of the woman is Kate, who has seen her in her dreams! As Lake Superior gives up its secrets the reader is, like Kate, pulled into a decades-old love story that ended in tragedy.

But there is hope too—what gives this ghost story a particularly compelling drive is the sense of people from the past reaching out for help to right the wrongs and misdeeds that befell them and resulted in tragedy. Compelling stuff!

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 588
Average Review Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

 
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3. Best Kindle Books – The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello

 

 

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The latest batch of best selling Kindle books seems to slant heavily towards history and myth, but packaged in the page-turning traditions of the murder/mystery narrative, and The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello is no exception to that general rule.

Masello is not only a best selling author on Amazon and elsewhere but also an award-winning journalist, and his prose has the tightly wound precision of the best news writing. The story is set during the war, when young army officer Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus that’s been excavated from an Egyptian tomb.

Lucas and his associate at Princeton University, Simon Rashid, set about unwrapping the mysteries of the sarcophagus, which may either confirm or deny the most dire predictions of Albert Einstein, supposedly based on research Einstein is alleged to have conducted in secret.

However, Lucas finds that his investigations into the mysteries of the sarcophagus have unlocked an unholy adversary much more formidable than anything he’d even imagined!

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 7,401
Average Review Rating: 3.8 out of 5 Stars

 
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4. Best Kindle Books – The Reckoning: A Novel by John Grisham

 

 

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Grisham is one of the most prolific novelists of the modern era, but if there’s a common criticism of his work, it stems from the perception that he’s a creator of boilerplate thriller writer, most often with the legal profession as the background. Many critics have pointed out that The Reckoning: A Novel is the most compelling evidence yet of a formidable talent that few have given Grisham any credit for.

The Reckoning: A Novel is set in October 1946, in Clanton, Mississippi, and is based on the fallout of the day when Pete Banning, a decorated World War II hero and member of a prominent local family, strode into the Methodist church and shot dead his pastor and friend, Revd Dexter Bell. However, this is not just about the legal investigation—it’s a classic of the Southern Gothic genre, with the intrigue that stems from Banning’s refusal to say anything to the sheriff, his legal team, the judge and jury, and even his family, other than “I have nothing to say.”

The settings include not just the signature Grisham battleground of the courtroom where the fate of the hero is argued over, but also the expertly drawn Jim Crow-era Southern US States, the jungles of the Philippines during the Second World War, and an insane asylum that’s haunted by the skeletons in the closet of the Clanton community.

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 185
Average Review Rating: 3.3 out of 5 Stars

 
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5. Best Kindle Books – The Lines We Leave Behind by Eliza Graham

 

 

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In England in 1947, a young woman is locked in an asylum because she’s charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. The book is about her attempts to piece together her past.

She recalls the years during the war in Yugoslavia where, with her lover by her side, she risked everything at the head of a resistance movement against the Germans… but after that, everything is in a fog of confusion and she has absolutely no idea how she came to be trapped in her current predicament.

Eliza Graham gently but expertly hooks the reader into a confrontation with the future of the heroine. We must decide whether she is a hapless, manipulated dupe, or else a violent criminal. The novel also considers wider issues, including the rarely explored history of Britain’s involvement in Eastern Europe and Yugoslavia.

The Lines We Leave Behind blends elements of spy story, psychological thriller, and romance, into a compelling whole.

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 123
Average Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

 
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6. Best Kindle Books – I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 

 

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This is a swoon-fest of a novel, and unsurprisingly it’s one of the most popular titles by Madden-Mills. Ryker Voss bets heroine Penelope Graham that he will win her the heart of the man she is smitten with. He plans to stoke the jealousy of her crush, by kissing Penelope in full view of him.

But there’s a narrative twist. Why is Ryker being so nice to Penelope, who is so the opposite of Ryker as to be his mortal enemy?

What Penelope doesn’t realise, however, is that Ryker is keeping a secret, in the form of another bet that could destroy Penelope.

The summary makes this sound like utter froth, but it is a fantastic read; a page-turning adult romance that is intriguing, funny, romantic and a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride of banter between lovers and the titanic emotions that seethe beneath the surface!

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 230
Average Review Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars

 
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7. Best Kindle Books – River Bodies (Northampton County Book 1) by Karen Katchur

 

 

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This first instalment of a two-book series explores a brutal murder that uncovers old smalltown secrets. The crime echoes another case, a 21-year-old cold case involving another brutal murder of person found in the Delaware River.

Detective Parker Reed investigates, but his bid to link the murders founders, as the locals stay tight-lipped. There’s an unexpected twist, when Reed reunites with his childhood sweetheart, Becca Kingsley. She has returned to the area to be with her dying father, who was formerly the chief of police.

Becca begins to question memories and past relationships, when the tense atmosphere becomes ever more ominous and threatening.

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 180
Average Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 Stars

 
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8. Best Kindle Books – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

 

 

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In his Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman explores the Norse gods, from their origin stories to the apocalypse in Ragnarok.

Gaiman gives us insight into the major Norse gods, including Odin. Odin’s son, Thor, has incomparable strength matched, unfortunately, with a deficit in wisdom. Meanwhile, there is also Odin’s blood brother, the manipulative trickster, Loki.

Their origin stories are woven by Gaiman into a compelling narrative arc, exploring the genesis of the mythological nine worlds. Gaiman truly breathes fresh life into stories as old as time with this exploration of the exploits of the gods.

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 1,557
Average Review Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars

 
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9. Best Kindle Books – And Then You Loved Me by Inglath Cooper

 

 

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If you like the novels of Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks, then you’ll love this latest work by Inglath Cooper.

Becca Miller, the heroine, has an impulse for doing the right thing. She even sacrificed the love of the young man she loved because she felt it was the only option.

However, Matt Griffith walks back into her life when he returns to Ballard County for this grandmother’s funeral. It’s at this point, that Becca’s neat packaging and tidying away of emotions begins to unravel. Did she make the right decision 18 years previously?

What happens, when we find that roads we travel and the choices we make, never fade away?

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 850
Average Review Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars

 
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10. Best Kindle Books – Ensnared (The Accidental Billionaires Book 1) by JS Scott

 

 

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This tale of accidental richness & romance, plays out through wildlife conservationist Jade Sinclair and her siblings. Unaccustomed to wealth, the Sinclairs become billionaires overnight, after discovering they are part of a mega-rich dynasty.

There’s a love story of sorts between Jade and the privileged snob Eli Stone. Eli grew up rich, and arrogantly regards Jade as a conquest in his reckless search for adventure.

So, what happens? It’s an exploration of the ‘out of the comfort zone’ theme, with characters bargaining for each other’s strengths and skills. Jade will teach Eli survival skills in the wild, if Eli teaches her how to survive among the wealthy elite. However, there is also the tension of whether Jade will succumb to Eli’s less noble intentions…

 
Number of Customer Reviews: 202
Average Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

 
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