Thursday, August 27, 2015

Books You Need to Buy Today.

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I've been sharing some great Kindle deals pretty much whenever I find them. So, after stumbling across so many amazing books on sale I decided to create a blog post about them for more detail and easy access. Now - go forth and shop!

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I've read this first batch of titles and I can say for certain that I recommend them.

The Girl on The Train

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This book is possibly the runaway book of 2015. It's one that I expected to be a hit, but I'm still surprised at how many people have read it. It's a great mystery - similar in genre to something like Gone Girl - and something you'll definitely enjoy. If you need more info, head on over to read my review before making your purchase.

The Husband's Secret

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I loved this book. It was one of my five books you need to be reading right now recommendations. And still is. Liane Moriarty has quickly become one of my favorite authors. And this book is one that you need to pick up if you want to introduce yourself to her style. It's the kind of read you won't be able to put down once you've started, so give yourself a lot of time - or pick it up again after the kids go to bed. It's THAT good. 


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Wonder was an incredible book. So moving, so powerful, so real. It's the kind of book you're going to want to save to read with your kids. I've got my copy put to the side and it sounds like my daughter is ready for it since we saw it in the bookstore the other day and she was instantly intrigued. Either way, YOU need to read it. You - the parent, the teacher, the counselor, the person who knows any young people at all. Yes. You. It's a phenomenal book. Don't miss it.

The Fault in Our Stars

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This book was my introduction to John Green. It drew me in in such a way that I needed to devour all of his other books (I have one left - I'm looking at you, An Abundance of Katherines). It's a powerful and moving story about a teenage couple facing death, each in their own way. Their connection, relationship, family, all of it was really beautiful. If you haven't read this yet you absolutely should. 

And also ... 

Looking for Alaska

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This one is a dollar more on Kindle right now - but well worth it. It's my favorite John Green read of the three I've finished. It's another amazing story of young people struggling - but in a totally different way. It will make you angry, it will move you, it will just plain make you think. You need this book in your life. Trust me. 

Heavy Weather

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One of my favorite reads of the year, Heavy Weather is an incredible story. The characters are deep and intensely written, and the attention to detail that Fischer has moved me in a way that many writers do not. I reviewed the book thoroughly after I read it, and I encourage you to take a look in case you're unsure of whether or not to buy it. Because once you read what I think about it I have a feeling you'll be all in. 

This next book is on my Kindle waiting for me. It just sounds like an incredible read and I love the title and cover so much that I ordered it the last time it was on super sale. 

Trail of Broken Wings

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Secrets, family, relationships, racism, forgiveness. Heartbreak, healing, devastation, loss - I don't know exactly which part of that - or maybe it was all of it - but the reviews and details given led me to need a copy of The Trail of Broken Wings. 

Disclaimer: I have not yet read these next two books. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy them or wouldn't want to, so I'm sharing.

The Martian

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This movie is coming out in October, so many people are rushing to read the book before it does. My husband just read it and really liked it - so much so that I *might* consider reading it before Matt Damon brings it to the big screen. I know, I lost you after Matt Damon, didn't I? Either way, worth a look if you were considering diving into it before release day.

Station Eleven

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Station Eleven is a book I've been hearing a lot about since it was released last fall. I hadn't grabbed a copy for myself, but I think I might need to now that it's on super sale. The reviews are haunting and they seem to be working at convincing me that this is a book I absolutely must read. Even if it just sits on my Kindle for a while - which is what happened to my download of The Goldfinch (sigh). I'll get to it eventually. I'm sure of it.

So, there you have it. It's a great day of deals on Amazon - and hopefully these will stay discounted for a while. Keep an eye on the Good Girl Gone Redneck Facebook page for more deals. I try to share at least one a day. Happy reading!


  1. GREAT recommendations.
    I just picked up Girl on a Train yesterday and can't wait to see what all the buzz is about. Love this post, thank you!

  2. I just bought Girl on a Train from your link! I have been wanting that one! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just picked up The Girl on The Train for $1.99 thanks to Book Bub letting me know about it. It's probably next on my list to read after The Martian.


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