Amazon Prime members get to read new books a month in advance on Kindle

Another nice perk for book lovers

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Amazon Prime offers a bunch of benefits besides just the two-day shipping. In addition to movie and TV show streaming, Kindle owners can "borrow" books for free on their devices. Even if you don't own a Kindle, though, if you have Amazon Prime, you can read a new release a month before it's out--on the Kindle app or the device.

The program is called Kindle First. Each month, Amazon editors select four books. You get to choose one to read for free early.

December's selections include titles from women's fiction (Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen), thriller (The Widow File by S.G. Redling), romance (Sweet Nothings by Kim Law), and young adult (Timebound by Rysa Walker) genres.

Check out Kindle First here and sign up for monthly notifications when new titles are available.

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