July 16, as savvy shoppers know, is a great day to stock the e-reader, because a certain online retailer named for a large river in South America puts many, many books on sale.
You can also find many books on sale that are not part of the official deals – they’re hoping to join the Prime Day excitement.
Here are just a few of the books on sale today that I’ve already read and recommend. (Prices were good as of 10:30 a.m. Central time)
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, by Joanna Cannon, $2.99
I just finished this twisty mystery set in 1970s England, in which two pre-adolescent girls try to unravel a missing persons case.
Lady Cop Makes Trouble, by Amy Stewart, $2.99
This is the second installment in the Kopp Sisters series. The stories are set in the early 1900s and feature a feminist heroine readers will love.
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke, $2.99
An African-American Texas Ranger confronts racism and murder in East Texas in this gripping novel. Everyone I know who has read Locke’s book has been wowed.
Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley, $2.99.
We listened to this one on a long driving trip, and the story of a private plane crash and its aftermath kept us riveted.
To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey, $2.99.
This novel recounts a 19th-century expedition to Alaska. It’s an adventure story and a love story, and I think it’s fantastic. I reviewed it for The Dallas Morning News when it was released.
Go grab one of them. Or all of them! Happy reading!
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