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The debate regarding paper versus kindle may be ongoing, but summer book sales like these allow readers to walk away with many good books at incredible value. I’ve had a quick look this morning to see what books are the best on offer.
Books that I have read myself
- The Glorious Heresies (Lisa McInerney) This book represents the very best of Irish fiction at the moment and won many prizes upon its publication. I reviewed it in full here. Only £0.88
- The North Water (Ian McGuire) I read and reviewed this book recently. An unmissable read. £0.99
- The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) is a book that everyone should read once in their lifetime. A steal at £1.99
- The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell) The very first book that I received as a book blogger. I got it in hard copy and it sits proudly on my shelf at home. At only £0.88, I strongly recommend this book as it features an intriguing storyline and some of the best writing that I have witnessed in recent times.
- Nina is not OK (Shappi Khorsandi) Another great read that reviewed earlier this year. A tough read due to its content but very well written. £1.99
- Days Without End (Sebastian Barry) OK at £4.49 this might not be the best sale value but I cannot say enough good things about this book. It also has won countless awards this year. I was lucky enough to receive and review this book early in life as a book blogger.
- Black Dog (Neil Gaiman) This book is my most recent review. It may be only 79 pages long but the storytelling of Neil Gaiman coupled with the illustrations of Daniel Egnéus make it an entertaining read. £0.88
- The Dry (Jane Harper) This book has been heavily promoted by Waterstones in particular as the essential summer reading thriller of 2017. £3.97 is not a bad price considering it is in high demand.
- A Head Full Of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay) I bought this but gave it to a friend before I read it myself and she loved it. Meant to be a very creepy read. Great value at £0.99
- Dark Matter (Blake Crouch) Another book all over Instagram. I read two Blake Crouch thrillers before and I have to say that I enjoyed them. £0.99
- Dark Places (Gillian Flynn) Fans of Gone Girl might want to try another of her popular thrillers. Watch the trailer for the film starring Charlize Theron here. £0.99
- The Sport of Kings (C.E. Morgan) Nominated for and winner of many prestigious prizes this year. £2.04
- A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara) I keep hearing great things about this book. I just want to escape abroad by a pool for a week and devour it. It’s also a sizeable read so buying the Kindle version for £1.39 is a great investment.
- Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel) Both this book and its sequel won the Man Booker Prize. That is unheard of. This is another read that I want to disappear for a week to enjoy. Historical fiction set in England. £1.99
- All That Man Is (David Szalay) Like A Little Life, this made the Man Booker Prize shortlist in recent times. This could be the one that I am tempted to buy myself. £1.99
- Golden Hill (Francis Spufford) This book was everywhere earlier in the year and got nominated for many of the big writing prizes. I’ll be reading it myself later this summer. Historical fiction set in New York. £3.79
- One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) This book tops many polls as one of the greatest of all time. For only £1.99 buy it and decide for yourself.
- Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard) Instagrammers simply love this series. At only £0.88 for the first book, it could be worth investigating.
- The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) I do not want to go anywhere near another book series right now but a friend is always recommending this one. At £1.49 it could be worth a look.
- Flawed (Cecelia Ahern) When this came out first, the concept seemed cool and the film rights were snapped up immediately. Reviews weren’t strong though so I’ll leave it up to you! £0.99
Others books that I have heard great things about!
- To The Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf) A classic read available for only £0.49 at the moment.
- The Power of Intention (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer) Wayne Dyer is one of my favourite spiritual authors and I gave him huge credit for helping me become the person that I am today. This is one of his most popular books and you can get it for £1.66
- Neville Goddard is another renowned spiritual teacher who is still popular today. All of his classic works are on sale right now and worth investigating.
- Holding (Graham Norton) The chat show host’s book is meant to have some fantastic writing and real heart. £1.99
- Flash Boys (Michael Lewis) I read Moneyball by the same author a few years ago. Michael Lewis is renowned for writing great non-fiction. If that is your cup of tea, £1.99 is not bad for an informative read.
- American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis) By all accounts, this classic book is not for the squeamish. I was only reading about it a couple of days ago. I could be tempted to invest at only £1.39
- He Said/She Said (Erin Kelly) Marketed as ‘the gripping Sunday Times bestseller with a shocking twist,’ a friend read this lately and gave it the thumbs up £0.88
- The Wonder (Emma Donoghue) Another book that I know very little about but seems to have glowing reviews all over Instagram and Twitter. £1.39
- Behind Closed Doors (B.A. Paris) Described as ‘the gripping psychological thriller everyone is raving about,’ I know very little about this book but keep seeing it everywhere! £0.99
- Pompeii (Robert Harris) This author writes great historical fiction, I am sure that this won’t disappoint many readers. £1.99
- Amy & Isabelle and The Burgess Boys (Elizabeth Strout) This author seems to be the women of the moment at present so these earlier works of hers could be worth a read for £0.99 each
- Fans of Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher will be delighted to see that most of her books are only £0.99
- Honourable mentions: The Beach, I Am Malala, Bad Science, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay
Did I miss any? Let me know!