Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

Reaching for delicious pizza


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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  • We signed up for and then canceled Disney+ awhile back because we were not impressed with the content (this is not including The Mandalorian, we LOVED that show). Since then, they have added some pretty interesting shows and new movies and add to that the much-anticipated Hamilton movie (new trailer here), we may be signing up again.
  • I literally stumbled upon this recipe for chocolate banana bread on Pinterest and it is now a family favorite. Pretty sure I am officially the last person in the world to discover the deliciousness that is the combo of chocolate with banana.
  • Gut health is something we focus on at our house. This has recently become my favorite post dinner treat (sometimes with a side of dark chocolate). I sometimes even make a DIY version by steeping a bit of peeled and sliced ginger and a small sliver of lemon in hot water.
  • I could not be more excited and happy to hear this news.
  • We are taking a few days off for some relaxation and fun in the sun over the next week, and I am taking off from posting on the blog as well. I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Vacation Reading: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

New on the Blog

Recent Reads: 12 Mini Reviews from April and May 2020 – here is a snapshot of my recent books with a few words on each book (DNFs too!). {Pin this Post}

Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe – Did you know you can make pizza in a dutch oven over your campfire? It’s an easy and yummy way to shake up your outdoor cooking routine. {Pin this Post}

Dutch Oven Roasted Potatoes – Take the makings for this dish on your next camping trip and prepare for minds to be blown. {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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House of the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (FREE with PRIME)

Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites by Mary Giuliani

The City Bakers’ Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Creatures by Crissy Van Meter

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston

The Line That Held Us by David Joy

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Last Day by Luanne Rice

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey (FREE with PRIME)

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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 First Girl Child and What the Wind Knows (FREE with PRIME) by Amy Harmon

Audiobook Deals

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Devolution by Max Brooks

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Whisper Man by Alex North

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

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

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

What’s happening in YOUR slice?

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