Archive for November 2011

25 Most Wanted: Week Ending November 27

1. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

5. Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

6. A Scent of Greek (Out of Olympus #2) by Tina Folsom

7. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini

8. Abducted by T.R. Ragan

9. Zane’s Redemption (Scanguards Vampires #5) by Tina Folsom

10. Wicked To Love – A Wicked Lovers Novella by Shayla Black

11. Angel of Darkness (The Fallen) by Cynthia Eden

12. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

13. Her Reluctant Groom (Groom Series, BOOK 2) by Rose Gordon

14. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

15. [FREE] Dodge the Bullet by Christy Hayes

16. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

17. [NSFW]  Love Under Siege (Brothers in Arms, Book Two) by Samantha Kane

18. Fury (New Species, Book One) by Laurann Dohner

19. Hex Hall Book One by Rachel Hawkins

20. After the Leaves Fall by Nicole Baart

21. My Lady Below Stairs by Mia Marlowe

22. One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson

23. Fairytale (Fairies of Rush) by Maggie Shayne

24. The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland Series) by Kristen Ashley

25. Without Mercy (Mystic Wolves) by Belinda Boring

Free Classics: Siddartha by Herman Hesse

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle.  Find more of Marilyn’s recommendations at her blog,  ClassicKindle.com,  a guide to the best free and inexpensive classic literature for the Kindle. You can also get Marilyn’s blog on Kindle and I recommend that you “Like” the Classic Kindle Facebook page as well so you don’t miss anything. Here’s Marilyn’s post:

Those of us who are a certain age, well remember carrying around a paperback copy of Siddartha by Herman Hesse. Some of us even read it! I read several of his books and as they were bestsellers and I had not heard of the author, I thought they had just been written, but this novel is from 1922.

Siddhartha was thus loved by everyone. He was a source of joy for everybody, he was a delight for them all.
But he, Siddhartha, was not a source of joy for himself, he found no delight in himself. Walking the rosy paths of the fig tree garden, sitting in the bluish shade of the grove of contemplation, washing his limbs daily in the bath of repentance, sacrificing in the dim shade of the mango forest, his gestures of perfect decency, everyone’s love and joy, he still lacked all joy in his heart.

I remember how lyrical I found his writing.
A few Amazon reviewers dislike the translation. But one reader from my era said, “This is one of my favorite novels. Your soul is your whole world. I read it when I was younger and again years after that. Wherever you are in life, you will find SIDDHARTHA meaningful.”

At one time, when the two young men had lived among the Samanas for about three years and had shared their exercises, some news, a rumour, a myth reached them after being retold many times: A man had appeared, Gotama by name, the exalted one, the Buddha, he had overcome the suffering of the world in himself and had halted the cycle of rebirths. He was said to wander through the land, teaching, surrounded by disciples, without possession, without home, without a wife, in the yellow cloak of an ascetic, but with a cheerful brow, a man of bliss, and Brahmans and princes would bow down before him and would become his students.

And then Siddartha is off to find this wise being called “Buddha.” Join him once again, or maybe for the first time, on his journey.

Download your free copy of “Siddartha” by Herman Hesse here >>>

25 Most Wanted: Week Ending November 20

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

5. Chasing Clovers by Kat Flannery

6. The Last Page (A Contemporary Romantic Comedy) (Living, Loving and Laughing Again) by Lacy Camey

7. Full Circle by Mona Ingram

8. An Unexpected Bride by Shadonna Richards

9. They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti

10. Mail-Order Millionaire by Carol Grace

11. The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

12. A Scent of Greek (Out of Olympus #2) by Tina Folsom

13.  Last Breath by Michael Prescott

14. Auschwitz by Miklos Nyiszli

15. [NSFW] Double Teamed by Gia Blue

16. Blood Fest: Chasing Destiny by Pepper O’Neal

17. My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

18. [NSFW] Bedded by the Boss (Louisiana Liaisons) by Lynda Chance

19. Her Sudden Groom (Groom Series, BOOK 1) by Rose Gordon

20.  I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui

21. Noble Intentions (Noble Historical Novel) by Katie MacAlister

22. Her Reluctant Groom (Groom Series, BOOK 2) by Rose Gordon

23. Faceoff by Kelly Jamieson

24. Zane’s Redemption (Scanguards Vampires #5) by Tina Folsom

25. Fate’s Monolith (The MacLomain Series- Book 1) by Sky Purington