6 Book Recommendations on Sale!

Reading Citadel has been on the lookout to catch the best ebook sales.  We love to read and we love to save money so a great book on sale is just what we all need!! The suggestions include Science Fiction and Fantasy, Short Stories Collections, and Biographies and Memoirs.

All books are found on Amazon’s section Deal of the Month. If you have already read any of the books,  let us know your thoughts. It will help tremendously to other readers trying to decide what to read next. Hope these ebooks bring you some ideas for your weekly reading!

SHORT STORIES

1. Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books
Publication date:	May 2000
Where: Amazon
Price:  $0.49
Pages: 209

The Premise of the Book: A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession.

Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.

2. Florida by Lauren Groff

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Riverhead Books
Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 2018
Where: Amazon
Price: $1.49
Pages: 287

Premise of the Book:  The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

3. Zodiac Academy: The Awakening by Caroline Peckham (Book 1 of 9)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 2019
Where: Amazon
Price:  $1.99
Pages: 436

The Premise of the Book: But of course there’s a catch – all I have to do to claim my birth right is prove that I’m the most powerful supernatural in the whole of Solaria. And sure, technically that’s true as I’m the daughter of the Savage King. But the bit they didn’t put in the brochure was that every single Fae in this Kingdom would claim my throne if they could.

The school they’ve sent me to is both dangerous as sh*t and one helluva party. Vampires bite weaker students in the corridors, the Werewolf pack has orgies in the Wailing Wood at every full moon and don’t even get me started on the dark and twisted ways the Sirens use their powers on people’s emotions, or how my sinfully tempting Cardinal Magic teacher hosts detentions that leave people needing therapy

4. The Quarter Storm: A Novel (Mambo Reina Book 1) by Veronica G. Henry

Publisher ‏ : ‎ 47North
Publication date:	March 2022
Where: Amazon
Price:  $3.49
Pages: 287

The premise of the Book: Haitian-American Vodou priestess Mambo Reina Dumond runs a healing practice from her New Orleans home. Gifted with water magic since she was a child, Reina is devoted to the benevolent traditions of her ancestors.

After a ritual slaying in the French Quarter, police arrest a fellow vodouisant. Detective Roman Frost, Reina’s ex-boyfriend—a fierce nonbeliever—is eager to tie the crime, and half a dozen others, to the Vodou practitioners of New Orleans. Reina resolves to find the real killer and defend the Vodou practice and customs, but the motives behind the murder are deeper and darker than she imagines.

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIRS

5. The Tender Bar: A Memoir   by J.R. Moehringer

Publisher:   Hachette Books
Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 2005
Where: Amazon
Price:  $1.49
Pages: 432

The premise of the Book: In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs, The Tender Bar is suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny. A classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it’s also a moving portrait of one boy’s struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys.

6. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books
Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 2013
Where: Amazon
Price:  $1.99
Pages: 501

The Premise of the Book: Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. In Italy as a foreign correspondent, Fuller took a secret lover, a young officer in the Roman Guard; she wrote dispatches on the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome; and she gave birth to a son.

Yet, when all three died in a shipwreck off Fire Island shortly after Fuller’s fortieth birthday, the sense and passion of her life’s work were eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Marshall’s inspired account brings an American heroine back to indelible life.

Hope these ebooks bring you some ideas for your weekly reading and on a budget!

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