If you have an iPhone, an iPad, or use iTunes, you can download these books for free. Hell yeah, free books.
For the little ones: Axel the Truck: Rocky Road by Sharon Phillips Denslow. Perfect if you have kids, or are stuck on the subway with a four-year-old by your side.
For a little trashy supernatural romance: Summons by Shona Husk. I admit that this one looks straight out of Labyrinth. That is not a complaint. There is a Goblin King. Have fun.
For young adults with a traveling itch: Not For Parents, by Lonely Planet. It’s an international introductory travel guide, specifically geared for the under-18 set. Get their wanderlust on early.
For the classic sci-fi fan: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. From before fezzes were cool.
For hungry witches: The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz. Pumpkin juice found here.
For the pre-Machiavellian: The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. This translation is rated pretty high, so get your flame war on.
For the caped crusader: Superheroes by William Irwin. The intersection of philosophy and pop culture means you can question ethics AND talk about superpowers. Win/win.
For the graduate wannabe: Kaplan New GRE is up in here. Yes, that’s a free, ranked study guide for the Test Murderous.
For the tech-savvy mama: Geek Mom, by the geeks behind Instructables.com, this book is a collection of tech-oriented projects that are entertaining not just for your kids, but for you, too!
For the gal who’s all thumbs: How to Knit, also by the Instructables.com crew. If they can’t teach you how, it’s totally okay to quit trying.