Recs for books that are (a) available for the Kindle and that are (b) somewhat brainless fluff, or otherwise easy reading. Fiction (mystery, fantasy, SF, YA) and nonfiction (memoir, science, nature, travel or living in another country, history).
Example of what I'm thinking of in fiction: Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation
, Three Men in a Boat
, the Repairman Jack
YA novels*, Terry Pratchett, Bellfield Hall
and its sequel, Aaronovitch's Midnight Riot
and sequel, Kat, Incorrigible
Non-fiction: Mary Roach, Bill Bryson, Tim Moore, the Freakonomics
books, The Mind at Night
I've got The Disappearing Spoon
on audiobook waiting to be listened to. Category/genre romance appears not to be working for me, although Regency-era settings in other genres are. Most urban fantasy isn't working for me, although Aaronovitch is an exception (probably because it's set as a police procedural?)
Also, quick reviews (Yea or Nay) on some of the book samples I have in my Possible Purchase collection on my Kindle would be appreciated, in order to help me make a decision. :) ( cut for list )
* I binged on the adult ones until the unexamined general stereotypes got to me. It's the sort where if you're introduced to a non-white, non-American character, they're going to be a bad guy or a stereotyped sidekick of some ilk. Rather like a lot of action movies.