Amazon Celebrates World Book Day By Releasing 10 Literary eBooks For Free

published Apr 23, 2021
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The pandemic might have closed borders and restricted travel, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore new countries and cultures. Sometimes, going around the world can be as easy as opening a book.

In celebration of World Book Day on April 23, Amazon is encouraging everyone to travel again through reading. The company has released 10 literary works written by different authors from around the world, each one with characters and stories that will mentally transport you to different places. For instance, “Return to the Enchanted Island” by Johary Ravaloson takes you to Madagascar, while “The King of Warsaw” by Szczepan Twardoch sends you back to 1937 Poland.

To take advance of the free eBooks, you’ll need an Amazon account, plus a Kindle, Amazon Fire tablet, or the Kindle app on a smartphone, tablet, or PC. You can check out the books here. Don’t wait, though: the promo is only available until April 24.

Don’t have time to read all 10 eBooks? Here’s our favorite titles from the pile you might like:

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Shortly after the end of World War II, three men agree that, one day, their souls would return to their Chinese village and tell the story of the one woman they all loved. A story about war, forgiveness, redemption, and love, “A Single Swallow” has the highest Goodreads score on this list.

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A memoir about survival and family, “The Broken Circle” narrates Ahmadi and her three siblings’ five-year journey to flee the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Both heartbreaking and empowering, this book will help you develop a better understanding of some of the struggles many immigrants experience.

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In Tokyo, a classical guitarist meets a journalist who is already engaged. They instantly form a bond, but neither knows a lot about relationships or communication. Will the two find happiness together? This award-winning ode to love’s fragility was so popular in Japan, it was adapted into a 2019 film.

Which eBook will you be getting cozy with? Let us know in the comments below!