I have been reading a lot more during my time at home recently, and I have been using my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to read them. I have used both the Paperwhite as well as the traditional Kindle, and both are really good options. In case you are wondering, the Paperwhite is normally $129, and the regular Kindle is normally $89. Still, if this is a little too expensive for you, Amazon runs a ton of sales, so you can probably find them for about $60 and $90 if you can wait.
The difference between the two models is the storage, the screen, and that the Paperwhite is waterproof. Ultimately, it just comes down to personal preference. If you want to take notes within the Kindle, it may be worth it to splurge on the Paperwhite because the screen is more responsive. Also, if you plan on reading in the bath, the waterproof feature of the Paperwhite will come in handy. If you are just looking for the cheapest version that is functional though, the normal Kindle is still a strong option.
I know there are a lot of people who can only read paper books, and this is still my own preferred method. It is better for your eyes, and you get the feeling of turning the pages if you are reading an actual book. Still, if you can get over these facts, the Kindle does have its own advantages. The convenience of being able to buy a book instantly (and not have to wait for it to be delivered or go to a bookstore) is my main reason for preferring reading on a Kindle; however, there are other benefits such as being able to highlight, take notes, and look up word in the dictionary, as well as the Kindle being lighter and easier to hold than a book.
It really depends if you can get over the fact that you will not be reading from an actual book; however, if this is not a problem for you, I think a Kindle is a significantly better reading option than others such as an iPad or iPhone.
Especially in times like this where everyone is stuck at home and cannot go out, the convenience of ordering a book electronically cannot be beat.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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