This is another weekend of incredible book deals! Too many books, too little time!
Whatever you’re in the mood for – non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, YA romance – there’s something here for you!
May Weekend Book Deals
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson – audiobook
This is a GREAT week to snag the October book from the 2022 Everyday Reading Book Club List. High school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself five years ago. It was a huge story, but Pip, now a senior herself, feels like something is wrong about the well-known story. And she’s going to be the one to find out what REALLY happened. I cannot wait to talk about this one in October!
The Mouse Watch by J. J. Gilbert – audiobook
Think James Bond for kids. .. but with mice instead. They work together as a team using cool gadgets and plenty of brain power to save the world. from an evil plot orchestrated by the Rogue Animal Thieves Society (R.A.T.S.).
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell – audiobook
This collection of essays is one of his best, I think (which is saying something since I generally do not care for), and the format means it is easy to read one or two at a time. (Full review here).
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery – audiobook
From the Anne of Green Gables series Rilla of Ingleside is about Anne’s daughter during WWI. This one is TREMENDOUSLY good. I probably read it 3 or 4 times when I was young. If you’ve never read it, now is the moment.
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean – audiobook
If you love a good YA love story, this is a fun one that I listened to last year about a girl from America who discovers that the dad she never knew is actually the crown prince of Japan.
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson – audiobook
Just Mercy is a non-fiction account by lawyer Bryan Stevenson of one of his early cases trying to exonerate a man on Death Row, plus a look at the current state of the U.S. justice and prison systems. It’s no exaggeration to say that this book changed my life. I think it should be required reading for every person. (Full review here)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale – audiobook
I read this book on paper, then Bart and I listened to it when we moved to Boston and had days of driving a U-Haul together, and the girls and I listened to it in the car together too. Don’t let the title fool you – this book isn’t just for girls. This book is great for all ages, boys and girls alike – with as much adventure and intrigue as you could hope for. By the way, it says abridged, but I went and looked at the unabridged version on Audible and it’s the same length and same readers, so I think that’s an error. I’m 99% confident it’s unabridged. (Full review here)