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Amazon is Having a Huge Book Sale

Is there anything better than lounging in the sun and reading a fantastic book? I do not think so. Now is a great time to stock up on books for the summer, as Amazon is having a huge book sale running through May 20th. Prices for e-books start at $1, while print books start as low as $5. Every genre imaginable is included, from classics to children’s books to BookTok favorites. We’ll list our favorites below, but you should check it out for yourself. Maybe you can finally make a dent in that giant “to read” pile and start rebuilding.

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We’ve seen this offer before, but it’s still the best price we’ve found. The Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED recommends) is expensive. This offer makes it a little more accessible. It’s the best Kindle for note-taking and annotation. It’s also the only Kindle currently on sale.

Typically, Kindle Unlimited trials last one month, but currently new subscribers can try the service for two months longer. Note that the service automatically renews at $12 per month after the trial expires. So set a reminder to cancel if you don’t want to pay any more fees. Kindle Unlimited is one of our most popular e-book subscription services. It helped me start reading again as an adult.

Neal Stephenson called this the Metaverse. How much more WIRED can you get? This classic cyberpunk story is worth every penny.

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Many people have strong opinions about this author, but if you’re curious, you can save yourself one of her most popular titles. This tender romance novel is being made into a film that will be released in cinemas in August.

This novel is probably the perfect beach read. It’s romantic and glamorous, with an eclectic cast of characters and the right amount of intrigue to keep you turning the pages.

I devoured this book in two days. I couldn’t put it down. If the thought of a badass heroine, talking dragons, a bully romance, and a quest to save the world gets your blood pumping, this one lives up to the hype.

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Books are almost always better than their film adaptations. No shade to the wonderful Kathy Bates, though misery is definitely one of these cases. I probably shouldn’t have read it when I was 13, but I did and I still think about it. I think it’s one of King’s best works. If you have already read it, Fairy tale– a newer King novel – is also available for $13 ($8 off).

This memoir comes highly recommended by WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano. She said it “shattered her heart into a million pieces.” I’ll be buying a copy based on this recommendation alone, but if you need more convincing, just check out the thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon.

This memoir was a New York Times Best seller for 80 weeks and counting. It explores McCurdy’s life as a child actor, complete with an overbearing mother, addiction, eating disorders and more – but it ends on a good note, with themes of resilience and self-discovery. (I will buy this one too.)

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It’s a Dr. Seuss board book and it’s $3, and I guarantee the kids in your life will enjoy it (pun fully intended). You can open your mouth and discover opposites. You can read the rhymes. It’s a win-win situation.

I, for one, am fully behind Snoop Dogg’s cooking career. This cookbook was created in collaboration with E-40, which needs no further introduction. It contains more than 60 recipes that have a common theme: being with loved ones and good food.

Reviewer Scott Gilberton jokingly called this a “light read,” but despite its weight, it’s still worth reading. This novel stays with you long after you put it down. It’s dark, poignant and, despite its exhilarating narrative, not all that difficult to read. Most importantly, it stays in your memory – I recommend having a highlighter handy.

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