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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great Reads at Bargain Prices

Book Bargains!

I just happen to be lurking around Amazon and noticed that one of my favorite books, Little Bee by Chris Cleave, was marked down quite a bit. I decided to check out a few more of my "must" reads and found some other great bargains too. SO, if you're in the mood for some great reading, and you haven't yet read any of these books, go grab them at Amazon before the price goes up! Amazon prices go up and down, so as of tonight these prices were good, just click on the book title for the link to the book....

Little Bee by Chris Cleave... I loved this book! Here's my original review from way back in March 2009. What's the book about? All the publisher says is "the story of two women whose lives collide one fateful day." It is so much more than that! One woman, 16 year-old Little Bee, is a Nigerian refugee living in a UK detention center and the other woman is an affluent British yuppie on Holiday with her husband in Nigeria. Their two worlds collide and it is an amazing read! (BTW, Nicole Kidman bought the movie rights to this) Right now the paperback is at the bargain price of $5.74!

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen... I read this before I started the blog, so I never reviewed it "officially". BUT it is such a satisfying read! And another "must read" if you haven't already! It's a love story, it's a story about the circus, it's fabulous writing! 90 year old Jacob Jankowski is living in a nursing home and begins to tell his story of life in the circus. You are then swept back in a nostalgic time. There are wonderful characters, a love triangle, and a fabulous elephant! Right now the paperback is $6.99!


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford... I chose this for my reading group last year and it was a big hit! It's a story of young love, and forbidden love, as Henry Lee 12-year-old Henry Lee, a Chinese boy, falls in love with Keiko Okabe, a 12-year-old Japanese girl, during WWII in Seattle. They are separated as Keiko's family is swept up in the prejudice that existed during WWII for Japanese Americans, and are relocated to an internment camp. The novel starts in 1986 and sweeps back in time to WWII and the friendship between Henry and Keiko. If you love historical fiction, and the time frame of WWII, this is a perfect read I wrote about it in a 2009 Sunday Salon ! Right now the paperback is just $6.01!

Other great reads at a Bargain Price (all under $7.00!)... The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shafer & Annie Barrows, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

Have you read any of these yet?! Let me know what you thought!

7 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

thanks for the heads up! i haven't read these, but my grandma is a huge reader too and she loved guernsey and racing in the rain.

stargazerpuj said...

I've read The Book Thief and loved it. Water for Elephants is also on my to buy list!

Sandra K321 said...

You have a few of my favorites on that list. I absolutely loved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The Art of Racing in the Rain was also at the top of my list (I'm a race fan but I think I would have enjoyed it anyway), I also really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The story is told as a series of letters.

carla said...

I've listened to Elephants, and Hotel on a chapter a day radio program and really enjoyed both of them.
I liked getting to know Jacob in the nursing home, and his past circus life.
And Henry and Keiko, their relationship and the history was great.

Elisabeth said...

Loved both Water For Elephants and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I think you will enjoy them too.

Book Bird Dog said...

All good books I'd love to read. Thanks for the suggestions!

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