Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits


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 this 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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  • This news makes me happy. Except now I might need to rethink my aversion to Disney+. (We canceled it after watching the Mandalorian, which we loved, but then not finding much else that interested us.)
  • Somehow, I cannot get my boys into Harry Potter. After trying to read the illustrated versions with them on numerous occasions, I cheated and let them watch the first movie. They loved it, but so far my begging to read the second book prior to watching the second movie has fallen on deaf ears. Maybe listening to this will work?
  • This is really cool. We are loving this app which is not as much about meditation as background music that soothes and works with the flow of your circadian rhythms as the day progresses. It has become an essential element to our daily lives!
  • Last year, I did a huge list of thrillers (old and new) to read in the summer, and I am currently working on my 2020 Summer Thrillers Reading list which should be releasing soon. Stay tuned!
  • I am thankful that our state (God Bless Texas) is slowly transitioning back to normal, but so far it seems like most everyone is sticking close to home (as are we). I am not sure what our summer will look like but here’s hoping we can at least get away for some camping or more visits to our little East Texas farm! Plans for the upcoming (rainy) weekend include closet cleaning, working on the blog and reading.

Weekend Reading: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

New on the Blog

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler – do you know what is a really good quarantine activity for this summer? Camping! This is the best and easiest way (no special tools, except for the actual dutch oven, required) to cook cobbler by the campfire on your next camping trip. {Pin this Post}

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}

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 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

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)

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

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 Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

Audiobook Deals

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

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?

1 thought on “Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

  1. I am SO excited about the Hamilton musical – I’ve been wanting to see that for a long time. I’m excited to see what mysteries/thrillers you recommend for this summer, as I love that genre!


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