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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  • Our garden is just about done producing and we are gearing up for our Fall planting (bring on the broccoli, cauliflower and kale!). I am constantly looking for good gardening tips like this one.
  • This family-friendly reading tracker looks so interesting although I am still researching it a bit to see how the social aspect works and if it’s safe for my kids. Here is a good outline and review of it from one trusted source.
  • I am always looking for the best online deals and love this post that gathers all the deal sites in one spot.
  • Weekend plans: We hope to finish up our homeschool room (doubles as a playroom and office) and complete lesson plans for the first couple weeks of learning at home. I am equal parts excited and terrified.

Weekend Reading: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to a Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer

Kids reading with book in foreground

New on the Blog

How to Get Started With Homeschooling – I took the plunge and decided that if we would likely be doing distance education through the school, I would prefer being in control of what my kids are learning and how. Here is everything I learned about getting started with homeschooling – all in one spot! {Pin this Post}

Most Anticipated New Releases Coming in the Second Half of 2020 – looking to get the jump on all the new books for Fall? These are the 18 new releases I am most looking forward to for the second half of the year! {Pin this Post}

Best Books of 2020 (so far) – from new releases, to older, back-list titles, these are the cream of the crop from 2020 (so far). {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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Refuge by Dot Jackson

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Death Without Company by Craig Johnson

Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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 Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Widow by Fiona Barton

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 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 by Amy Harmon

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

The Hound of the Baskervilles (FREE with PRIME) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Audiobook Deals

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Circling the Sun by Paula McClain

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

The Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough

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

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

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

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

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