Slice of Life: Weekly Book Deals, Links and Tidbits

weekly book deals


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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  • This week has gone much smoother as far as trying to homeschool my two kids while working at the same time. We have settled into a routine and started to accept our life in quarantine as the “new normal.” That said, I am praying to at least be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometime soon? How are you and yours handling isolation?
  • Stream these literary movies that are being made early due to most of the public being in quarantine.
  • After watching the real news, we all need a dose of what is good in the world. Thanks to Jon Krasinksi and Steve Carrell (plus all the amazingly good people highlighted) for showing us a bit of good news.
  • This week, I have been doing some harder workouts in addition to my daily walks and it has really made a difference in my mental (as well as my physical) health. (A few virtual fitness challenges to join here and this is one of my faves for virtual workouts.)
  • Escape reading is essential for many bookworms right now. I did a list of suggested books for escaping from reality and here is a good one for anyone feeling like they want to fill their extra time with books!
  • This post from someone experiencing a serious lack of extra time (this is MY reality right now, too) really resonated with me.
  • This week was the first time I heard about whipped coffee, but I am excited to try making it at home.
  • My boys, both major Captain Underpants and Dogman fans, could not be more excited for this.
  • Mr. BLP and I finished Tiger King this week and we were blown away by that unbelievable story. I seriously can’t even believe it is real.

Weekend Reading: OPEN BOOK: A MEMOIR, Jessica Simpson

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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 Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Dumplin by Julie Murphy

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl

City Bakers Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

Joy of Cooking Cookbook

Horrorstor and Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

On a Quiet Street by J.L. Doucette (my review)

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

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

The Simple Wild by K.A.

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

Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West (free with PRIME)

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

True Grit by Charles Portis

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

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

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Audiobook Deals

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

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

7 by Jen Hatmaker

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

What’s happening in YOUR slice?

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