Amazon First Reads FAQ, Cost, and Books in January 2022
- Amazon First Reads offers readers the chance to snag a new book before it’s officially released.
- This service is free for Prime members and only $1.99/month for everyone else.
- The titles are all from Amazon Publishing and from different popular genres.
What Is Amazon First Reads?
With rotating titles from popular genres like true crime, romantic comedy, and Book Club fiction, Prime members can read a title from their favorite genre or discover something new.
Do you have to be a Prime member to use Amazon First Reads?
Amazon Prime members get free access to Amazon First Reads. However, if you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can still access Amazon First Reads for $1.99 per month, and the service is currently available in the US, UK, and Australia.
As an added bonus, Kindle Unlimited members can read most of the previous First Reads picks for free.
How does Amazon First Reads work?
All the books on Amazon First Reads are from Amazon Publishing and are ebooks only. While you can only choose one book per month, you can download it on your Kindle or your Kindle app so you can read it on any device that’s compatible.
If you have a Prime membership, you can access select additional titles for free and get an occasional discounted bonus offer. This month, you can snag the Kindle editions of “Count the Ways” by Joyce Maynard for $4.99 and “Quicksilver” by Dean Koontz for $6.99.
Some months, Amazon will also offer print editions of the books for $9.99.
10 free books available with Amazon First Reads in January 2022:
Descriptions are provided by Amazon and lightly edited for clarity.