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 have been struggling a bit to find some good background music for our new life at home. I find that we need something soothing but also easy to ignore. I found this app this week and could not be happier (plus, they are offering discounts!).
  • Other than the first week or two of this quarantine mess, I have been maintaining a pretty rigorous workout schedule. I cannot say enough about how much being active is saving my life. Loving workouts from my friend and neighbor, Anna (@LifeGirlFitness), and also found this really great website and app.
  • I don’t know about others but my new at-home schedule has me taking way more showers. However, I am actually washing my hair less. My favorite shampoo for washing less is actually on this list.
  • I am excited about Mother’s Day weekend and am planning on doing a lot of relaxing, reading and enjoying being outside during what will likely be one of our last cool snaps of the year (before the hotter-than-hell Texas summer is upon us). What are your Mother’s Day weekend plans?

Weekend Reading: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

New on the Blog

16 Audiobooks to Escape into During Tough Times – My post on escape books was my most popular to date, so I decided to do one solely focused on audiobooks. {Pin this Post}

How We Are Stretching Our Time Between Grocery Trips in Quarantine – stocking up on groceries for more than one week at a time has been a challenge for us but this is how we are doing it. {Pin this Post}

Chicken Divan Recipe – an amazingly good chicken casserole that is also low-carb, on the healthy side, and can be made mostly with pantry ingredients. {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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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Royal We by by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

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

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

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

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

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

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

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

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

Audiobook Deals

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Gulp by Mary Roach

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

1984 by George Orwell

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

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

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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