Book Deals for the Beginning of August

This is a GREAT week for book deals – there are so many great options!

Usually I try to keep it to 4-5, but this week that wasn’t possible!

Rock Paper ScissorsRock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney – ebook
This twisty thriller was just at the edge of my creepy tolerance and I loved every second of this story of a couple who win a weekend away in Scotland and hope a change of scenery will save their crumbling marriage. But when they arrive at the church-turned-hotel and find it empty, it’s clear that there is more to this trip than meets the eye. How did they win this trip, anyway? With jumping timelines, the twist in this one completely surprised me.


Efrén Divided by Ernesto CisnerosEfrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros – audiobook
American-born Efrén Nava and his younger siblings live with their Amá and Apá and while their life includes a lot of hard work, it’s also loving and happy. But everything falls apart when his Amá is deported to Mexico and it falls on Efrén to take care of his siblings and attempt to reunite his family.


Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel MonaghanNora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan – audiobook
This is such a fun summer listen, especially if you like books like Emily Henry’s (although this is less steamy than her books). When Nora’s script gets picked up for a romantic comedy and then the incredibly popular leading man ends up staying at her house during shooting. . . well, things are going to go off-script. I loved this one.


Honeybee by Candace FlemingHoneybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming – audiobook
This picture book describes the life cycle of Apis Mellifera, also known as, the honeybee. There is so much detail and description that goes into this book. I bet you won’t realize how little you knew about this little honeybee!



The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa FergusonThe Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson – audiobook
I loved her book Meet Me in the Margins, and this enemies-to-lovers romance about neighbors trying to drive each other out of the neighborhood, sounds just as fun!



From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae MarksFrom the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks – audiobook
This book got recommended after I read Just Mercy and then I saw it compared favorably to Front Desk (one of my favorite books from 2019) and it happened to already be on my shelf, so there was no way I couldn’t pick it up. It’s a quick read and I loved it. 


The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose JohnsonThe Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson – audiobook
I’m planning on reading this to my girls this year and I was so happy to see it on super sale! It follows Norvia who 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.


Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend by Dawn QuigleyJo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend by Dawn Quigley – audiobook
I just happened to pick this one up at the library and was so delighted by it! It’s an early chapter book (about 60 pages long) and perfect for those early ventures into longer stories.



The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron LieberThe Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber – audiobook
This is really a terrific book about helping your kids to grow up smart about not only saving money but also using it and sharing it.



Book cover for The Terrible Two by Jory John & Mac BarnettThe Terrible Two by Jory John & Mac Barnett – audiobook
Ella and I listened to it together several years ago (she went on and listened to the rest of them alone) and it’s hilarious about two boys trying to out-prank each other. Now, all four of my girls can recite pretty much the entire book from memory because they’ve listened to it so many times. 



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