The best Kindle is $30 off at Amazon right now for Father's Day

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
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The best Kindle has a great sale price on Amazon right now, making today a perfect time to take care of some last minute shopping for Father's Day. Yes, Amazon's chopped a big chunk off of the Kindle Paperwhite, now $99 at Amazon, making it easier for folks to buy it as a gift.

When I reviewed the Paperwhite, I gave it a strong recommendation because Amazon finally brought waterproof-level durability to its mid-range e-reader. Formerly, you had to pay big bucks ($250!) to get a waterproof Kindle with the Oasis.

Kindle Paperwhite: was $129 now $99 @ Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite: was $129 now $99 @ Amazon
The water-resistant Kindle Paperwhite features a 6-inch, anti-glare flush-to-screen display, 5-LED backlighting, and 8GB of storage. It's now $30 off and includes a free 3-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited. (You can cancel Kindle Unlimited at any time). 

Kindle: was $89 now $64 @ Amazon

Kindle: was $89 now $64 @ Amazon
This e-reader model packs built-in lighting, so you're not at the whims of daylight or bedside lamps. It's currently $25 off and you can opt to add a 3 month subscription to Kindle Unlimited on top for free.

I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite to everyone, my parents included, because it's the best Kindle for most people. At this $99 price, it's not too much more expensive than the entry-level Kindle, and that extra change you spend on the Paperwhite is more than worth it for the IPX8 waterproof resistance. 

I tested that water resistance by dunking the Kindle Paperwhite in a pail of water. After a 20 minute bath, much longer than you'd let your ereader take a dip, I pulled it out, and the Paperwhite continued to work as if it had been dry the whole time.

The Kindle Paperwhite also gets all of the basics right. Its anti-glare 300 ppi display is sharp, its 5-LED backlighting is better than the 4-LED front lighting in the Kindle and its 8GB of is more than enough for your library, storing thousands of books.

In my Kindle Paperwhite review, I praised the e-reader's design, as its screen is flush to its bezels, ditching the shadowboxed framing. It's also got Bluetooth capability for audiobooks. I gave it a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and our Editor's Choice award for its overall performance. 

Want a cheaper Kindle that's also reliable? Amazon has the basic Kindle on sale for $64.99. That tablet offers front lighting, which Amazon just added in 2019. Make sure to follow our Father's Day sales guide for more deals. 

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.