Amazon is expected to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, according to Bloomberg.  That’s a lot of people and millions more will use Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.  As a Kindle 3 owner and avid reader myself, it’s nice to have a good book lined up ready to go.  So for all you new Kindle owners and app readers, here are five green books to pick up for your new gadget:

Under the Dome by Stephen King:

Allison Arieff, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell, recently said this book “may well be the best environmental book of the decade.“  Being a Stephen King book, what more do you need to know than that?  Buy it for $9.99.

The Passage by Justin Cronin:

In this new novel, you’ll read about a virus that wipes out most of the population and a group of quarantined survivors that live on power generated by Californian wind turbines.  This book will suck you in, seriously.  Buy it for $9.45.

The Mesh by Lisa Gansky:

Gansky explains that “some things are better shared” and describes “mesh” businesses that are good for communities and our planet.  Seth Godin randomly sent me a copy, and I’ve enjoyed it.  Buy it for $12.99.

The Tiger by John Vaillant:

In The Tiger, Vaillant tells the true story of a hungry tiger that attacks a distant Russian community in the late-1990s and the men in charge of tracking the tiger down.  It was named a best book by Amazon in August 2010.  Buy it for $9.43.

Greening My Life by David Gottfried.

In this memoir, Gottfried applies the principles of conservation to himself and shares what he describes as “shocking” and “surprising” personal details.  The aim of Greening My Life is to create a new dialogue about personal sustainability.  Buy it for $9.99.

If you received a good green book or have another recommendation, feel free to share it below.  Happy holidays!

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