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 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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  • Book lovers will appreciate (and be annoyed) by this list.
  • Looking for a way to get even more book Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)? Check out this new site.
  • These are keeping my kids (ages 6 and 8) thoroughly entertained during quarantine, and I foresee them to be invaluable for heat-of-the-day indoor activities this summer.
  • It’s the time of year when all my fave bloggers and influencers are putting together their summer reading guides. (A few good ones here, here and here.) Mine is here (spoiler alert: it’s ALL thrillers!)
  • We are officially counting the days until (home)school is out and summer is here. While things won’t change drastically at our house (we are still sticking close to home for the most part), I am majorly looking forward to a more relaxed schedule and some fun in the sun!

Weekend Reading: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Dad is fat ebook in lap

New on the Blog

2020 Summer Thrillers Reading List – Don’t mist this (PRINTABLE) list of 30 amazing thrillers that are perfect for summer reading. {Pin this Post}

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}

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 Other People by C.J. Tudor

The Swallows and The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The River by Peter Heller

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

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

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

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

Audiobook Deals

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

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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