I have had a few reading flops during the last few weeks so I was excited to log on and see some of my favorite books were Kindle Dealstoday! These were both 5-star reads for me and while they are on the opposites ends of the reading spectrum, they are both ones I recommend all the time!
It’s another Sunday, and therefore another bunch of great Kindle book deals! Last week really knocked it out of the park and if you missed it, many of them are still deals through today! You can check out that post HERE.
Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you have some time to kick back and relax now. We hosted Christmas Eve and Christmas so there wasn’t a lot of reading time around here but I am hoping to have a low key day today. Lucas is back at work and the kids are excited about their new gifts and are having one of their buddies over, so I am hoping the stars align for some lazy daytime reading on the couch.
Did any of you get a new Kindle reader for the holidays? If you did, you should check out my post about all things Kindle Reading…including utilizing the Libby App which allows you access to thousands of books for FREE, all with just your library card! I have the Kindle Paperwhite but a lot of this is applicable whether you have that or just the regular Kindle.
More about Kindle Deals
While I love reading through Libby, I also love building up my “Kindle Bookshelf” so I always have something that I read I am excited about…without worrying about holds and return timeframes.
Kindle Book Deals
Today there are some great Kindle Book Deals, including some that are the perfect easy holiday reading, a few from my 2019 favorites list and some that are on my own TBR list. Enjoy!!
Parkland is on my own TBR list and I have heard amazing things about it. I read Columbine, also by Dave Cullen a few years ago and it is one I will never forget. If you are looking for a powerful and thought-provoking read, this is a great option.
If you are looking for a book to start off 2020 with a more proactive mindset, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero is the book to read. While her writing style might not be for everyone, some of the topics in this book are seriously life-changing. Jen Sincero is unapologetic about setting and reaching your goals using growth and abundance mindsets. I cannot tell you how much the ideas in this book have helped me in both personal and professional settings.
The only part I really disagree with is the idea that you can just “choose to just feel better when you are feeling down.” NO. Depression, anxiety, and any other mental health issues are very real, and NOT something you can just think away with good thoughts and getting help is always okay.
I feel like this is important to share because this book was so empowering for me in SO many ways, but this part is troubling to me. So this book is a 5-star read for me with that one BIG caveat!
I know it is probably hard to believe but Regretting You was my first Colleen Hoover book EVER!! Her books have been recommended to me for years but I just didn’t know where to start. When I saw an advanced copy of Regretting You on NetGalley I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. I was immediately drawn into the storyline and found it to be a totally engrossing read.
I was pleasantly surprised that Hoover took on some deeper and thought-provoking topics. My favorite part of this book was how it dealt with grief and loss and I loved seeing this from multiple perspectives. There is a YA romance that was enjoyable enough but also a little predictable but the other parts really shined through this for me.
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
“Every society says its outsiders are the problem. But the outsiders are not the problem; the urge to create outsiders is the problem. Overcoming that urge is our greatest challenge and our greatest promise. It will take courage and insight, because the people we push to the margins are the ones who trigger in us the feelings we’re afraid of.”
Through stories from her own life and women around the world, Melinda Gates shares an inspiring book that is also a call to action for everyone. Highly recommend!
Parenting is hard and sometimes you just need to laugh. Humor can get you through so much and Gelman’s writing style is relatable and witty. You’ve Been Volunteered is the follow-up book to her first novel, Class Mom.
Gelman succeeds at makes light of things that most any parent with school-aged children can relate to. enjoyed that while the book was humorous she was able to address so many very real issues that parents deal with. If you have, or ever have had kids in school, you will love this one!
I’m Fine and Neither Are You takes on some heavy topics including substance abuse, loss, family dynamics, infidelity, the struggles of long term relationships and finding your voice, all while being a completely engaging read. Camille Pagan is one of my favorite authors and I love how readable her writing always is. You can read my full review HERE.
Trophy Life is a fun and entertaining read that had a lot more depth than I initially expected. I was thinking that Agnes might be vapid or unrelatable but she was anything but. This book covered motherhood, friendship, disappointment, self-discovery and finding your own path in life. You can read my full review HERE.
This story follows three generations of Palestinian women who live in Brooklyn and their struggle to break the mold that generations prior have set before them. We are lucky to live in a country where it’s easy for us to advocate and vocalize opinions but it is easy to forget how many people still live in oppression.
A Woman is No Man is heartbreaking and Rum’s writing gives a voice to the many women who are still struggling to find their own. This was an eye-opening read for me and it also was a powerful reminder of how hard it can be to break the cycles that have been set in families and communities for generations. You can read my full review HERE.
Winter in Paradise is the first book in Elin Hilderbrand’s Paradise Series that is set in St. John USVI. After enjoying the Winter Street Series so much, I was so excited to have a new one to binge on.
Book number two, What Happens in Paradise, came out this past October and I can’t wait for the final installment, Troubles in Paradise, in the fall of 2020!
Who is ready for some holiday reading? I know I am! I love stocking up on kindle deals for this kind of occasion. While I read a lot from the Libby app, there is something about grabbing a kindle deal that has no timeframe for when you read it! Kindle deals are a great and low-pressure way to read things you might not normally select.
Dysfunctional Family Dramas
I grabbed A Nearly Normal Family which has been on my TBR list and I can’t wait to dive in. I had been on the fence about it for a while but when Sarah’s Book Shelves recommended it to me, I knew it was worth a shot because we enjoy so many of the same books. If you are into dysfunctional family dramas like I am, I would also suggest All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg!
I have heard great things about American Royals(* FYI this one is now $4.99) by Katharine McGee and You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman is hilarious and relatable if you have ever had the experience of having school-aged children! You can read my full review HERE.
CoHo, A Classic & Our January 2020 Book Club Selection
The Giver is one of those classics that I am excited to introduce to our older son. He has been way into some of the books I read at his age like Hatchet and it makes me so happy.
Finally, The Gift of Failureis AMAZING and is also our January 2020 Better Together Book Club Selection! You can read more about our book club and our upcoming book discussion with author Jessica Lahey HERE.
Are any of these books on your reading list? I would love to hear!
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I am a big Kindle reader but I tend to read most of them through the Libby app or Kindle deals. When I buy a full-priced book, I would much rather buy a hard copy that I can then have in my physical library to read again or share with friends. You can read my post tips to reading on a Kindle HERE and my post about reading on a budget HERE.
One of my favorite things is scrolling through the kindle deals over a big mug of coffee. Through my experience, I have found the best deals are posted on Sundays when there tends to be the largest selection of Kindle deals of the day!
September 8th, 2019 Kindle Book Deals:
Today there is an especially amazing selection, which includes some of my favorite books like The Dream Daughter and The Sound of Gravel and some that have been on my own TBR list! It’s a great day to stock up on some great reading and I hope you find some that fit your reading preferences…
I look forward to this book deal every year. I hope you find something you love! And don’t forget about the Kindle Paperwhite deal!
These Fintie Simshell Cases are amazing and I definitely recommend having one to protect your Paperwhite AND it opens it to the right where you left off reading with its auto-off/on feature when you open it.
Do you have an e-reader? Which one do you have?
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I am always getting messages about when the best time is to buy a Kindle. It has been on sale a few times in 2019 for as low as $99 but today it is even better! If you are looking to get the brand new Kindle Paperwhite (that is also WATERPROOF) it is part of the Prime Day sale. You can grab it HERE.
Getting Back to Regular Life
I will be back in a bit with a Currently Loving post from the last couple of weeks and then I am going to be sharing some updates from our family wedding weekend. Thanks for your patience as I know things have been a little quiet around here. We will be getting back to normal soon and I have A LOT of books to share about with you all. <3
Who else keeps forgetting what day is it? Whenever we have a holiday in the middle of the week it always throws me off! It totally feels like a Sunday and on Sundays, I like to find Kindle deals while I drink my morning coffee. There is something so satisfying about finding books I have previously loved for less than a cup of coffee.
Luckily, there are still some great Kindle deals today! I have been reading The Idea of You and was so excited to see it is on sale right now because it is the PERFECT beach read. Have you read it?
Today’s Kindle Deals…
There are some great Kindle book deals today! This time of the year it is fun to find books that are perfect to read by the pool or on the beach and these titles are great for that. These books are all super engaging, light and not too fluffy AND they are all under $3.99!