Beginning of April Book Deals

I’m in Nashville today for Mom 2.0 (a blogging conference I’ve been attending for years!).

With spring break this week, I’ve actually gotten quite a bit of reading in, between roadtripping back and forth from Las Vegas and a plane flight, plus a hotel room to myself! (You can see my 30 second review of one of my plane reads here).

Here are some of the books on sale this weekend – lots of good stuff!

nine perfect strangersNine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – ebook
I enjoyed pretty much every second of this novel about nine complete strangers who meet at Tranquillum House – a house in remote Australia for a ten day experience that promises to change them inside and out. You get an inside look at each person’s story and reasons for being there, and you slowly discover more about each of those people. But it’s possible that not everything is as it seems at Tranquillum House.


evicted bookEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond – ebook
This is about poverty and housing, rather than poverty and prison, and I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out a few years ago (it won the Pulitzer!)




thank you for listeningThank You For Listening by Julia Whelan – audiobook
I LOVE Julia Whelan’s audiobook narration (she narrates Book Lovers!) and her book that she wrote (and narrated!) was an instant best seller. This book is especially fun because it’s all about the world of audiobook narrating. The main character, Sewanee, used to be an actress, but now she has moved into audiobook narration. She got her start in romance novels which she’s decided to leave that behind her, but she gets roped into doing one last romance project. This final project ends up being with the most popular male audiobook narrator of the romance genre, Brock McKnight. You will definitely want to listen to this one on audio! Heads up for one brief open door scene.


series of unfortunate eventsSeries of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket – audiobook
This one is a little suspenseful and a lot funny. Ella listened to the whole series one summer and loved every second of it. Plus read by Tim Curry and a full cast? You cannot go wrong. (This one is also a title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).


the alice network bookThe Alice Network by Kate Quinn – audiobook
Embarrassingly I haven’t yet gotten around to reading The Alice Network, about two women spies in both World War I and World War II.





Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson – audiobook
One of the greatest manhunts in American history lasted a wild 12 days as Union cavalry pursued John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. What really impressed me is the fact that Swanson kept the story so streamlined. The YA version, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is also fantastic!


the star that always stays bookThe Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson – audiobook
I read this one aloud to my girls last year and we all loved this book with a classic feel to it. Norvia loves her Ojibwe heritage, but when her family moves to the city in 1914, her mother wants her to pretend she’s not Native, including to her new stepfather and stepbrother. And as if that isn’t enough, a world on the verge of world war gives her plenty of other things to worry about. (This one is also a title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).



insignificant events in the life cactus bookInsignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling – audiobook
My four girls have listened to this one on repeat. Moving is never fun, but it’s especially unpleasant for Aven who was born without arms. A new town and school means she’ll have to explain herself repeatedly to a bunch of strangers. But in her new town, she make friends with Conner, who also feels like an outsider in their school. And together, they embark on solving a mystery at the dilapidated theme park her parents are running. (This one is also a title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).



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