This Is the One E-Reader You Should Have On Your Shopping List During Amazon Prime Day 2019

I received the Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas last year after my brother was able to score it on sale during Amazon Prime Day. It's so convenient and easy to use that I find myself reading more now than ever before! Make sure to sign up for your Prime Membership 30-day free trial so you can save big during Prime Day 2019, which begins Monday, July 15—so don't wait!

Why I Love the Kindle Paperwhite

I've always been an avid book reader, and at first I resisted giving up hard copies because I enjoyed how physical they are. With an e-book, I didn't know if I would be able to bookmark pages, have the satisfaction of seeing my progression through the book, or if I would be able to highlight lines and sections I really liked. I will also admit that I'm a bit of a nerd and I like my books to stay in pristine condition. Over the years I've learned that while traveling, it's nearly impossible for a book to make it home without a bent cover and torn pages. As I started to write down my lengthy summer reading list last year, I decided to finally look into an e-reader. My standards were I wanted it to be for reading and reading only (no games or social media allowed), I wanted something that was simple to use, and it had to be small enough to fit in my purse. My older brother fulfilled every request when he gifted me the Kindle Paperwhite—later, he told me he was able to get a major deal on it during the huge Amazon Prime Day sale. And we're hoping it will be on major discount again this year! It only took about two hours to fully charge, and then I was immediately downloading e-books to prepare for the drive to my grandparents' house. E-books are often cheaper than hard copies, which was an added bonus to getting a Kindle.

Its small, slim design easily fits in my everyday handbag, and the glare-free black and white touch screen makes it feel like I'm reading a physical book. You can even use it to listen to audiobooks by connecting the Kindle to Bluetooth speakers or headphones, which you might also see on sale during Prime Day 2019. To set up your Kindle Paperwhite, all you have to do is connect to Wi-Fi and log into your Amazon account. You have access to your entire library and it gives you new suggestions based on books you've purchased. As I started reading my first e-book, all of my reservations about going digital were put to rest. If you tap the top of the screen, a menu pops down that shows you your progress, lets you bookmark the page, and even allows you to adjust the font size. To highlight, simply hold down on the line or section and drag.

To my surprise, this e-reader is the gift that keeps on giving—literally. My brother is able to buy books for me on Amazon and they instantly show up on the homescreen. And now, the all-new Kindle Paperwhite comes complete with the built-in backlight and has more storage space to make reading on the go easier than ever.

Whether you choose the original or the latest version, I highly recommend the Kindle Paperwhite as a gift to yourself or a loved one. I already have a list of e-books for my brother to gift me for Christmas and my birthday!

Price: $130

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