Weekend Book Deals for the End of May

School is out and we drove up to Boise last night to spend a few days as a family (my grandparents lived in Boise for decades and we came up fairly regularly throughout my childhood, so I love coming back here – the last time we came was 2019 and I’ve been itching to come back ever since!).

I’m typing this out while the rest of my family sleeps and I’m sitting in the sun room of our Airbnb – as soon as I post this, I’m diving back into the new Ruth Ware book which is so fun so far!

Here are some other book deals you won’t want to miss this week!

just for the summer

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez – paperback – $8.99
This is one of the buzziest romance books of the summer! Justin and Emma have a “curse” of dating people who then immediately find their soulmate after breaking up with them. They connect after venting about their problem on a Reddit thread and decide to date each other so they can break up and find their soulmate. It’s a fun concept and a solid read if you love Abby Jimenez! 

by any other name book

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate – ebook – $1.99
Lanie has it all – the perfect fiancé, a successful career as a romance editor, and now the opportunity to work with world-renowned author, Noa Callaway. Lanie realizes that there is a reason no one works with Noa, and that secret will change her life forever. This a perfect enemies-to-lovers romance with no steamy scenes also set in the world of book publishing like Book Lovers

Die with zero

Die With Zero by Bill Perkins – audiobook – $4.99
This is the May book for Everyday Reading Book Club, so if you haven’t snagged it yet, this is a great deal! And if you would like to join in with us, it’s not too late! This is a money book like no other. It’s been such a fascinating and useful way to think about how I spend my life and what I want out of the money I make. It feels like one of those books that almost everyone would get something out of!

albert einstein was a dope

Albert Einstein Was a Dope? Wait! What?: Book #1 by Dan Gutman – audiobook – $3.99
Dan Gutman is known for his wildly popular Weird School series, but in this 7 book series following historical figures, he reveals some of the most surprising and unusual facts about each (specifically Albert Einstein in this one). And only with Dan Gutman humor, of course! (this one is a Libro.FM deal so you can use it to make a Yoto card!).

insignificant events in the life cactus book

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling – audiobook – $5.99
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 Libro.fm title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).

the skull book

The Skull by Jon Klassen – audiobook – $2.99
This is based on a folktale about a little girl who stumbles upon a large house inhabited by a skull. When Skull is scared of something that comes every night, the little girl is ready to help. The audio of this one isn’t too long and perfectly creepy! I loved the author’s note at the end too! (This one is also a Libro.fm title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).

the day the world came to town

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede – audiobook – $4.99
I listened to this one for the 20 year anniversary of 9/11 and the narrator reminded me SO MUCH of Tom Hanks. It is a true story set in a tiny town in Newfoundland where 38 jetliners had to land after U.S. airspace was closed down following the 9/11 attacks. Although the passengers nearly doubled the population, this small town welcomed their accidental visitors, bringing them into their homes until they were able to leave.


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  1. Louis Sachar is the author of Wayside School! Dan Gutman is known for “Genius Files” and “My Weird School.”

  2. You should see the musical Come From Away – all about what happened in Gander, Canada after 9/11 – it’s superb.

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