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Deals of the Moment- August 2018


Every month amazon has a set of kindle monthly deals. Whenever there are deals of interest I post on here. Links are associate links but money goes back into the blog.

So I’m going to briefly talk about the books I’ve read which are on offer, and those that I have bought myself. Why I liked them/bought them, and what they are about. End links are to the amazon page, any other links are to my reviews.

Please note prices are correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.


Chocolat- Joanne Harris

I was on a bit of a Joanne Harris kick for a few years pre-uni, and have read a fair bit of her since, but I haven’t read anything by her for ages. Chocolat is my favourite of what I have read, I especially love the descriptions

Buy it for just £0.99



Shades of Grey- Jasper Fforde  

Shades of Grey (not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey) is my favourite Jasper Fforde book (and I love Jasper Fforde). I just wish he’d get that sequel out! Set is a dystopian world where people can only see some colours- and the social hierarchy is based on that.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)



Jacob’s Room is Full of Books

And Howard’s End is on the Landing- Susan Hill

I love books about books so I’m interested these which are essentially  reading journals by author Susan Hill. I do wonder if not having read anything by her may effect my reading.

Buy Jacob’s Room (only £4.29) and Howard’s Ending (only £8.89)



Why Not Me?- Mindy Kaling

I love Mindy Kaling so I really enjoyed this second biography. The first was better but I think mainly because it had a lot of before she was famous in it.

You can buy it…here (only £1.99) 


Every Note Played- Lisa Genova

I somehow missed this Lisa Genova Novel being released. It is the story of a pianist diagnosed with ALS which takes away his ability to play. What tends to give Genova’s books something special is her background in neurology, so I fully expect this one to be the same.

Buy it…here (only £3.49)



Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman

So many people have raved about this book. It’s one I would probably eventually get around to- maybe now is as good a tine as any?

Buy it…here (only £3.99 with audio)

…this also happens to be the same price in paperback


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Why Not Me?- Mindy Kaling


Synopsis (from amazon)

Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships inunlikely places, or attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever.

Review

I love Mindy’s show The Mindy Project, when I read her first book last year I adored her even more, I watched The US version of The Office just because I needed a Mindy fix (despite being a bit against American adaptations as a general rule, and yeah actually I was proved wrong on that one). When I heard she had a second book coming out I was excited, but I was finishing buying a house, and was on a self inflicted book buying ban (and well, even on amazon the paperback is almost £10, that’s a lot for a paperback…yeah I’m like that).

In the end I got it as a Christmas present, and it was the first of my present books which I read. I did really enjoy it, but I think I prefered her first. I think the first one was just a bit more accessible. In the first book she wasn’t famous, or becoming well known I suppose. It just meant a lot of what she talked about was a bit more recognisable. In Why Not Me for a good part she was well known, and for some I would go as far as to say she was famous. Her stories, whilst still entertaining didn’t quite have that same sense of reality.

I think it was a bit less thought provoking too. There were still elements which were thought provoking, but not in a way that hit me like the occasion with the dress in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Part of the problem I had I think was that there was so much build up for me. I was excited from back when I knew the book was going to exist. That’s quite a while to anticipate something.

I still love Mindy. I would still recommend this book, I did really like it, but it is less memorable than her first for me, and I don’t think it quite meets up to it.

4/5

Buy it:

Paperback (£9.09)
Kindle (£9.49)

Other reviews:

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Alison Mccarthy

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