Amazon is offering the best-selling Kindle Paperwhite for just $85, and that’s $45 off the regular price of the e-reader. The $85 model is the 8GB option, which will still store thousands of books, but the 32GB variant is also on sale for $109, or $50 off the regular price. This is the newly redesigned waterproof model, perfect for the beach, pool, or bath.

The Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular e-reader on the market, and the waterproof design has been a fan-requested feature for years. The new model is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite ever made, offering a 300 ppi glare-free display that you can use in direct sunlight. You can fill your Kindle Paperwhite with magazines, comics, and audiobooks, and now you can pair your Bluetooth headphones or speakers to your Kindle. The battery on the Kindle Paperwhite lasts for weeks with normal use, and every Kindle comes with unlimited cloud storage for all content bought on Amazon.

The winter months are the best time to catch up with reading, not just because you are normally snowed in or avoiding the cold weather, but it’s also the time of year that the bestsellers hit the market. If you’re looking for a Kindle to gift this year, the Kindle Paperwhite is the safest bet, and the most wished-for on Amazon. You might want to think about getting one for holiday travel, which is why I have one. We all usually travel a bit more this time of year, and the Kindle is a great way to have a book, magazine, or comic on-hand for delays, or if the power or internet goes out.

If you’re not sure which Kindle is right for you, you can read our Kindle Buying Guide to compare the different models.

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