I’m a big Kindle fan; it’s my favorite way of reading. I love how lightweight they are, how easy they are to prop up for hands-free reading, and how I can read in bed at night without having to have a light on. (I have an old version of the Paperwhite, by the way.)
Another big advantage of having a Kindle is being able to pick up bestselling books at a deep discount with Amazon’s Kindle Deals.
Several books I’ve read and enjoyed (and one I want to read) are Kindle deals at the time I’m writing this so I wanted to share them here. (Kindle deals don’t last long, by the way, so I always pick up something I’m interested in as soon as I see it.)
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Cecilia finds a letter from her husband that is supposed to be opened in the event of his death. But he is still alive. And the letter contains a secret. A big one. I read this when it came out and, like all of this author’s books, it’s a page-turner.
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. The author discovered through a DNA test done for fun that her deceased father was not her biological father. Because of the circumstances, she has to piece together her paternity on her own and come to terms with what it all means. I read this book with my small book club and we found so much to discuss. What I found especially fascinating was how the science of today makes possible things no one could have imagined at the time the author was born.
Faithful Place by Tana French. Dublin detective Frank Mackey is called back to the old neighborhood to investigate a development in the disappearance of his girlfriend 22 years prior. What is at least as interesting as the murder mystery that unfolds is Frank’s (reluctantly) renewed relationship with his flawed and dysfunctional family, who he left behind when his girlfriend disappeared. I’ve read a number of books by Irish mystery writer Tana French, and this is my favorite so far.
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. From the publisher: Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. I had an early edition of this book when my kids were young and it was my favorite of all of my parenting books. It’s an informative and inspiring read if you have a child in your life and the hard copy makes a great gift for new parents.
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Daphne is a plus-size Instagram influencer, whose former friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her society wedding on Cape Cod, six years after their friendship ended. The Wall Street Journal said this about Big Summer: Part dissection of female friendships, part murder mystery, part social-media tutorial, part love story and—the best of them all—part portrait of an overweight, under-confident striver. This was one of last summer’s big hits so I couldn’t resist picking it up for this price.