Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

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Slice of Life is a regular update on the latest in my life. This is where I write about my books, movies, tv, food, fashion, family or whatever subjects are on my mind that week. It’s just a little glimpse of my slice. (“But what about the great deals on books?!” Just keep on scrollin’.)

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  • I hope everyone had a great Easter. For us it was basically more of the same….except with carrot cake (and a live-streaming church service). SO, there’s that. However, we did have a little surprise in the form of our sweet friends down the street leaving a dozen candy-filled Easter eggs hidden in our yard (along with a note on the door – “You’ve Been Egged!”). This was the best of quarantine surprises for my boys!
  • I am seriously living in these shoes right now. They fill several important purposes: They cover up my gross pedicure-less toes AND they are great for spontaneous family walks and forays into the yard for soccer or baseball. I have had them for several months and they are holding up to lots of activity!
  • Anyone else baking up a storm lately? Some great basic baking tips from one of my fave bakers.
  • Not reading a ton but I am LOVING catching up on one of my favorite shows. Poldark and a glass of wine for the win! (Incidentally, I have discovered that I love many shows that are based on books.)
  • Quarantine life seems to be splitting people into two camps. 1. The people who have tons of added time on their hands now and 2. The people who have now added so many additional tasks to their daily schedule they are mostly pulling their hair out with insanity. I belong pretty solidly in the second camp, so finding time for reading words on a page has been tough for me. In addition to audiobooks, adult coloring books have been a much-needed refuge for something to help me in those few and far between (i.e. stolen) moments of alone time. See below for my favorite!

Weekend Reading: Splendid Cities Adult Coloring Book

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Reading Report: Mini Reviews of Recent Reads – here is the scoop on the all the books I have read over the past few months. {Pin this Post}

THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – I have been making these for years! They are big, thick, cake-like mounds of deliciousness! {Pin this Post}

Amazing Book Deals

Whether I have read (and loved) it, heard about it from fellow bookish friends or actually have it on my own “to be read” list, each book below made this list because it’s on my radar (AND because it’s on sale). Note: Book bargains are subject to change so act fast!

NOTE: My weekly book deals list will soon be moved out of “Slice of Life” and onto to its own page on my site. The new book deals page will be updated (and emailed to my mailing list) on a weekly basis.

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Calahan

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (FREE with PRIME)

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon (FREE with PRIME)

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Dumplin by Julie Murphy

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (free with PRIME)

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West (FREE with PRIME)

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

True Grit by Charles Portis

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone (FREE with PRIME)

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Joy of Cooking Cookbook

Audiobook Deals

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

1984 by George Orwell

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

7 by Jen Hatmaker

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

What’s happening in YOUR slice?

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