Amazon offers its Prime members one early-release Kindle eBook per month for free as part of its Amazon First Reads Program. (It costs $1.99 for non-members who sign up for Amazon First Reads monthly emails.) That's $5 under the list prices of these books, which are otherwise only available as preorders. Deal ends January 31.

Each month, you can choose from one of six new Kindle eBooks that are selected by Amazon's editors in advance of the books' official release dates. This month's titles include Renee Shafransky's Tips for Living, Cheryl Reid's As Good as True, and Scott J. Holliday's Punishment .