So, summer reading is here. Back to remind you that you still have to go back to school in the fall.
If you’re like me and you love to read, it might not be that bad. But I do know that regardless or whether you love to read or hate to read, summer assignments are the worst.
And if you have to do it on a book you don’t like? Doesn’t make it better.
I’m sorry, I can’t make your teacher change their mind about giving you the assignment. But I can lessen the burden by helping you save some cash on the book itself.
With the money you save, go treat yourself to an iced coffee to help get you through the project.
1. Amazon Kindle
You can actually get a ton of free and low-priced books from Amazon through Kindle. They have a ton of classics available for free, and probably any other book you need for a small price.
Don’t own an e-reader? Don’t worry!
All you need is an Amazon account and the Kindle App, available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Here’s what you do:
- Download the app on your phone
- Login to Amazon or create an Amazon account
- Go on Amazon.com and download/purchase your book
- Send it to your chosen device
- Read anywhere!
This is great because then you can sneak in your summer reading in the car, waiting for a friend, or at the gym!
Get your free classics here!
If you don’t have an e-reader or downloaded books aren’t your thing, then you can save a ton of money on books at this website!
ThriftBooks is an awesome site that accepts old, healthy books from libraries or organizations, and sells them online way cheaper than you’ll find them in any bookstore.
I love Barnes & Noble with all my heart, but I’ll always check ThriftBooks first for anything I might want.
They also have a rewards program and use 100% recycled packaging! Saving green 2 ways. I love it.
3. Your Local Library
Okay, you might be like, really? The library? I could have thought of that.
I know, you’re right. But the thing is, I usually forget about it. And it’s the perfect option if you really don’t want to spend anything on your book.
Plus, if your book is on everyone’s reading list, you may have a certain time slot for when you have to get the book back.
That may be a good motivator to get your project done, or at least the book read.
You can also stay in the library and use it as a workspace. It’s quiet, it’s air-conditioned, and it will have any resource you may need to do your project, including computers. Sounds good to me!
What do you have to do for your summer reading project? What are you treating yourself to with your saved money?