Books on our Kindle, for your borrowing pleasure

Amazon is slowly rolling out / enabling a new feature for Kindle books that allows them to be lent out, even if the reader doesn’t own a Kindle. (Non-Kindle owners can read via the Kindle software available free for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc.)  Currently the lending feature is only active on some books – while Amazon negotiates with the publishers – and for Kindle books and readers which are attached to a US-based account.  Hopefully this will evolve over time.  In any event, I thought I would post the list of books which we have on our Kindles, in case anyone would like to borrow them.

The way borrowing/lending works is I enter the borrower’s email address on my Manage My Kindle page, and that person is able to download and read the book for 14 days.  (During those 14 days I can’t access the book myself.)  So as with real books it only makes sense to borrow a particular book when you’re in the mood to read it – it’s not like copying a music file where you can keep it on your desktop and listen indefinitely.

Hope this helps people discover some great new books/authors.  I’ve published capsule reviews of a few of my favorite books of 2010 in a separate post, and those books are also bolded in the list below.


Title Author
A Fraction of the Whole Toltz, Steve
Catch-22 Heller, Joseph, Buckley, Christopher
Dangerous Laughter Millhauser, Steven
Freedom Franzen, Jonathan
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Yu, Charles
Netherland O’Neill, Joseph
One Day Nicholls, David
Oryx and Crake Atwood, Margaret
Room Donoghue, Emma
Solar Mcewan, Ian
Super Sad True Love Story Shteyngart, Gary
The Blind Assassin Atwood, Margaret
The Corrections Franzen, Jonathan
The Privileges Dee, Jonathan
The Promise of Happiness Cartwright, Justin
The Slide Beachy, Kyle
The Tender Bar Moehringer, J.R.
The Time of Our Singing Powers, Richard
The Year of the Flood Atwood, Margaret
Unaccustomed Earth Lahiri, Jhumpa
What Is the What Eggers, Dave
The White Tiger Adiga, Aravind
Wolf Hall Mantel, Hilary


Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are Walker, Rob
Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America Gould, Jonathan
Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice Rock, David, Page, Linda J.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Gilbert, Elizabeth
Free: The Future of a Radical Price Anderson, Chris
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime Heilemann, John, Halperin, Mark
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It Auletta, Ken
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies Li, Charlene, Bernoff, Josh
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations Shirky, Clay
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Pollan, Michael
Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life Cashman, Kevin
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Thaler, Richard H., Sunstein, Cass R.
Obama’s Wars Woodward, Bob
Open Agassi, Andre
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence Goleman, Daniel, Boyatzis, Richard E., McKee, Annie
Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture Clark, Taylor
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Obama, Barack
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin
The Brain That Changes Itself Doidge, Norman
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care Reid, T.R.
The Post-American World Zakaria,Fareed
The Rough Guide to Brazil Cleary, David, Jenkins, Dilwyn
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem–and Themselves Sorkin, Andrew Ross
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour Fox, Kate
Your Brain at Work Rock, David
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1 Response to Books on our Kindle, for your borrowing pleasure

  1. fangzhzh says:

    hi, you are very kind.

    I want to borrow the book: Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice,
    and my amazon customer name is fangzhzh.

    My email address is listed in my profile.

    Thanks in advance.

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