Delving into Kindle Unlimited

Hello book bees! I’ve talked quite a bit about Kindle Unlimited without really explaining anything about it. I’m thinking that it might be interesting to do a semi regular series about Kindle Unlimited and its offerings.

For this series I think I’ll start by saying the titles I currently have on loan from Kindle Unlimited:

Current Loans

  • Murder at the Fitzwilliam (Museum Mysteries #1) by Jim Eldridge
  • The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Wolf Gone Wild (Stay a Spell #1) by Juliette Cross
  • The Haunted Lady (The Hilda Adams Mysteries #2) by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • soft in the middle by Shelby Eileen
  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
  • Sea of Revenge by Nicola Italia
  • The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America by D. Watkins
  • Night of the Shadow Moon (Furyck Saga #3) by A.E. Rayne

I currently have my loans maxed out at ten books. With Kindle Unlimited you can have up to ten books rented actively at a time, and you’re allowed to keep those loans until you’re finished with them. You have to manually return books either by going into Kindle Unlimited in your account or, if attempt to rent another book, by choosing one to let go to get a new book.

How I search new loans

At the moment my system begins with browsing the “new and notable” section of Kindle Unlimited. Some of the titles on this are advertised for a long time despite no longer being really new to the library, but often times when a popular book that I haven’t been able to read yet due to lack of availability is finally put into the library this is where it shows up. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and The Radium Girls have all been titles that appeared in this way.

After I’ve perused this list, I usually return to the method of going through my TBR on Goodreads and searching for titles in the Kindle library to see which ones are Unlimited eligible. This can be tedious and I often invent new ways of doing it–such as skipping to only even numbers, or browsing titles until one stands out to me and searching all the titles related to that one.

Final Thoughts

I think that this serves as a decent introduction to how I use Kindle Unlimited. I might try and brainstorm a way to turn this into some kind of regular series where I talk about what I’m able to find on Kindle Unlimited at the moment in terms of top bookish picks. I’m not entirely sure where I’ll go with this, so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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By Catherine

I'm a lover of books, coffee, wine, and bees. Happy to join the ranks of book bloggers everywhere!

8 replies on “Delving into Kindle Unlimited”

Sometimes I wish there were more options for popular books, but yes there are a lot of books available across the genres if you’re looking to discover unknown authors and titles!


I’m thinking of trying to make a series out of just browsing the KU catalog in my favorite genres and exploring authors and titles I’ve never heard of before–both to expand my TBR and to see what the offerings are.

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