Best Kindle (2021): Which Amazon Ebook Reader Should You Buy?

Kindles are one of our favorite devices. They’re simple, reliable, and perfect at what they do—in one palm-sized device, you can bring thousands of books with you to the park or mountain. They get more than a month of battery life per charge, and you can subscribe to get unlimited books from Amazon. You can also get free books from your local library. But what’s the best Kindle? Our guide will help you decipher the differences.

Are you ready to wade even further into the field of Amazon devices? We have guides to the Best Fire Tablets, Best Alexa Speakers, as well as many other buying guides for more advice.

Updated December 2021: We’ve added more details on the three new Paperwhites now that we’ve fully tested the Standard Edition. 

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