I’m going to let you in on a little secret—I love the bargain bin at Barnes & Noble.
I should be better about borrowing books from the library, but instead I find myself in my local store sorting through my options there. I like being able to read without the pressure of a due date, and at about $5 a pop, the price is hard to beat. Everything that ends up in the bargain bin used to be a best seller, so you’re guaranteed a good beach read. This is what I picked up on my latest haul.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns:I was a sucker for Lauren Weisberger novels long before the movie The Devil Wears Prada hit the big screen, and even though this one got slammed by the critics it’s still an awesome read in my book. I love how Wesiberger revives both Emily and Andrea in this book, and puts them right into Miranda’s path again—I can just see Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt acting it out in my head.
Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger: Not going to lie, ladies—I picked this one up because I was intrigued by the title. I knew I had to buy it when I realized the protagonist worked at a bridal shop in Middleburg, Virginia, which is about half an hour from where I currently live. Highlighting a love triangle between her and two brothers, this is definitely a wonderful read to bring to the pool near you.
Family Pictures: I have been meaning to pick up a Jane Green book for a long time. I mean, hello, I am a sucker for chick lit, and Jane Green basically is reigning queen. This one was sitting front and center in the bargain bin, and the story line seemed very Liane Moriarty to me—which you know I love. Following the story of two almost-empty-nester women on opposite coasts, this novel didn’t disappoint which a few plot twists that connect these two protagonists.
Ladies’ Night: You guys. This is a novel about a lifestyle blogger. This book could have been 300 pages of complete crap and I still would have paid $5.98 plus tax for it. Luckily for me, it was not. The story follows, Grace, who finds out her husband has been cheating and ends up moving in with her widowed mother. Hilarity ensues, and this light-hearted read is a good testament to the curve balls life can throw your way.
I’d love to know—what’s been on your nightstand as of late?
Not sure why I love this specific post more than the usual book roundup, but I do (think it’s the bargain bin bit) and will be asking to borrow each of these when you are done! Sounds like you have your pool time activities cut out for you 🙂 xoxo
Aw thanks Monica! You can always borrow some! xo
American Sniper, If I Stay, D.U.F.F, and Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man.
Ah thanks lady!
I totally understand. I go into Half Price Books regularly to peruse the clearance section, and the books are all $2 each. I’ve struck some serious gold back there. It’s pretty exciting finding a good book for so cheap!
Yes! It totally is :] Glad I am not the only one.
That’s such a cute title!
I love Barnes and Nobel! They have the best steals on some really great books. I’ll definitely have to stop by my local store soon. Ladies’ Night sounds like the perfect summer read.
Me too! Could not agree more!
I really like Mary Kay Andrews! Probably a great summer read!
Aw thanks! Me too :]
I need new reading material so thank you for sharing these books! I will look into them! Enjoy!!!
Let me know what you think, Ashleigh! xo
Um, I go to Barnes and Noble every day to blog for a few hours in the afternoon and have not stumbled across the bargain bin. Where has it been my whole life?! I definitely need to find it. It looks like you found some good reads. I recently went to Powell’s City of Books during my trip to Portland. It’s a bookstore that takes up an entire city block and they sell used books, so I came home with 5 hard covers for 7-10 bucks each. I was so stoked!
OMG!! You need to check it out ASAP, sister! It is usually right near the register! And that is SO COOL! It sounds a lot like the Strand in NYC!
You found a lot of great deals! 🙂 I should definitely check out the bargain bin at Barnes & Noble more often. I love reading books!
Me too! xo
Thanks for sharing! These look like some great summer reads. Ironically I stumbled across the “Wrong Guy, Wrong Finger” book at Target a few months ago and picked it up too – I couldn’t just walk by seeing a title like that lol.
Omg! Great minds — how could you not!?
I love books. And I love to hoard books, and I am not ashamed. These all sound great! Right now, I am reading The Goldfinch. It is good, I have just been reading it FOREVER because I haven’t had time to read!
I love books too – my childhood room was filled with them, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I love the bargain bin too! I always find the best books without having to pay a lot for them. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger sounds like such a cute book that i’ll have to check for the next time I’m at Barnes and Noble. I’m a sucker for anything having to do with wedding so it’s right up my alley.
Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fool
I am so glad we both have an affection for it! I love wedding ones too — be sure to check out There’s Cake In My Future and Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink! Both wedding related and usually in the bargain bin!
I loved Devil Wears Prada, and I haven’t read the sequel because of the reviews. I am reconsidering that decision now (:
Yeah! Let me know what you think. I am a sucker for the original too! xo
Wow, such a great line up! Can’t wait to do some reading by the pool this summer!
Me too! Happy reading :]
Um 1. I totally bought Revenge Wears Prada and have yet to read it so I’m glad you like it!
2. I NEED that last book.
3. I definitely am a book buyer too – I love having copies of my favs around, or being able to send one to a friend on a whim if I really liked it! However, my checking account REALLY didn’t like that after too long so I’m trying to be better about going to the library for books most days… then again, I bought 2 books while in a DuPont Circle bookstore in DC. So sometimes you just have to go for it. 😉
1. Let me know what you think when you’re done!
3. Glad we have this in common – I just love the tangibility of books, and always have! And hey, if you’re going to spend money, there are worse things to spend it on than books.