Since the iPad 2 launched in early March, iPad owners have been able to read e-books with Apple’s iBooks app. iBook for iPad/iPad 2 is an amazing way to download and read books. You can browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and you can also bookmark your favorite passages.
The iPad 2’s iBooks application supports the standard ePub format as well as books you purchase through the iBooks store. This means that you can use the huge library of free iBooks available from the internet. Simply drag any ePub books you download to iTunes and after you sync your iPad/iPad 2, those books will appear in iBooks. Here is our collection of the top 10 best free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 that you can download and read on your iPad.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/iPad 2 #1 - The Farseer Trilogy
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb is an incredible fantasy series. First book is The Assassin's Apprentice. It is very different from any other fantasy book you've ever read. This story isn't light entertainment, its something you experience. If you want a story that can pull you in, wring you out, and leave you feeling like you have really been through something, then read this. This is good, strong stuff.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/iPad 2 # 2 - Siddhartha
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #3 - The Explorer
A story of the proud Allertons whose fortune has been squandered, and whose three-hundred-year estate Hamlyn's Purlieu stands to be lost to the family. Lucy and George Allerton, brother and sister, are resolved to overcome the mistakes of their father, Fred Allerton. This book is truly a powerful exploration of relationships and familial bonds by a true master of the human psyche.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #4 - The Secret Garden
A house with a hundred rooms is a house full of secrets. That's what orphaned Mary Lennox finds out when she comes to live in her uncle's mansion on the Yorkshire moors. At night, she hears the sound of crying down a long corridor. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all—a secret garden.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #5 - The Mystery of the Yellow Room
Here, in his first and most baffling case, the eighteen year old reporter astounds readers with his audacity and ingenuity. Who could have tried to murder Mademoiselle Stangerson, beautiful daughter of a famous radium scientist. This classic work of French detective fiction was much admired by Agatha Christie. As a connoisseur of the detective story she said this was one of the best. Others would praise it even more highly than that.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #6 - Ann Veronica
Ann Veronica, written by legendary author H. G. Wells is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. The book deals with contemporary political issues of the time, concentrating specifically on feminist issues. For many, Ann Veronica is required reading for various courses and curriculum's. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by H. G. Wells is highly recommended.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #7 - The Lair of the White Worm
In a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens: a demented mesmerist, hell bent on mentally crushing the girl he loves; a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string; and all the while, the great white worm slithers below, this is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #8 - Main Street
In this classic Sinclair Lewis shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire. Main Street attacks the conformity and dullness of early 20th Century mid western village life in the story of Carol Milford, the city girl who marries the town doctor. Her efforts to bring culture to the prairie village are met by a wall of gossip, greed, and petty small-minded bigotry.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #9 - Pygmalion
This play is based on the Greek myth of Pygmalion. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill - a young, poor, gentleman.
Best Free iBooks for iPad/ipad 2 #10 - The Yellow Fairy BookA collection of traditional fairy tales collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many.
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