Books & Bargains

Books & Bargains

This year I’ve been making the effort to get back into my reading. Having read 4 Discworld books by Terry Pratchett in a row, I’m now a quarter of the way through the Discworld series. I’m thoroughly enjoying being emersed in Pratchett’s Discworld, but came to the sudden realisation that I need to slow down reading the books… With Terry’s sad demise last year came reality of the end of Discworld. I’ve still got a lot of the series to read, but I don’t want to get to the end too quickly!

The last four Discworld books I’ve read.

If you’ve never read the Discworld series, I would definitely recommend it, no matter what genres you enjoy reading. The Discworld books slot into the comic fantasy genre and really do make readers chuckle. I seriously can’t rave about them enough. The books in the Discworld series can be read in any order. However, if you’d like to enter Discworld, I’d recommend starting at the beginning with The Colour of Magic and reading them in order (like me!).

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next, but I’ve got a hankering for a crime thriller. Do you have any recommendations?


Below are some bargain books* on Amazon I thought I’d share with you.

First and foremost are Storm Front and Fool Moon – books 1 & 2 of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher at just 99p each. Storm Front was the very first book I reviewed online on my old website (before blogging was a thing) and I received a very nice message from the author himself. If you’re into urban fantasy and you’ve not yet heard of or read The Dresden Files books, where have you been?!

Head on over to Jim Butcher’s website for chapter one of Storm Front, to see if it’s your cup of tea.

Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly is another bargain at just 99p. Set in the cold atmosphere of a wintery Lake District, this book is a tense and emotional thriller which drags you in and doesn’t let go. What could be worse than a child going missing? When it’s your best friend’s child. And it was on your watch… It was one of my favourite books of 2013.

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort is a memoir by the former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont. I haven’t yet read the book, but the film based on it (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thoroughly entertaining, rock and roll rollercoast ride of greed, power and excess. As it’s just 99p at the moment, I think this one is going to end up on my boyfriend’s Kindle rather soon!


Have you spotted any bargain books recently?

*All prices correct at the time of posting.


  1. Kelly says:

    I’ve not read any Terry Pratchett, but have seen other glowing reports of this series. Perhaps I should step outside my comfort zone and give the first one a shot. (I don’t read much fantasy and when leaning that direction usually prefer true sci-fi)

    You might want to look into the Huntress/FBI trilogy by Alexandra Sokoloff. I learned of them from Tracy (at Pen & Paper) and really enjoyed them.

    • Nixy says:

      I would definitely recommend giving Discworld a go or even trying ‘Good Omens’, the collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen.

      Thanks for the recommendation πŸ™‚

  2. Jo says:

    Just What Kind Of Mother Are You sounds like my kind of book. One I can thoroughly recommend is I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, I read it last year and thought it was excellent. I’ve just finished Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and loved that, that’s another I can definitely recommend.

    • Nixy says:

      Thanks for the recommendations. Me Before You seems like a popular one, so I’m not quite sure why I’ve not read it yet.

  3. ‘Just What Kind Of Mother Are You’ has been duly added to my Want To Read list, it sounds right up my street, so thanks for the recommendation.

    I have won so many books from Goodreads Giveaways this year and received so many publisher and author review requests, that I haven’t had to buy any books myself so far.

    Also, as I volunteer in a charity shop, I tend to pick up the bargains from there … a paperback novel is only Β£1.50, less staff discount!

    I have to say that I am not a fan of fantasy or science fiction, so your collection of Terry Pratchett books don’t appeal to me in the slightest. It does sound as though you are enjoying them though πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend, despite the rather cold and dismal weather!


    • Nixy says:

      I haven’t entered GoodReads giveaways in ages. In fact, I think my GoodReads account is rather out of date at the moment! I should rectify that really.

  4. michelle mink says:

    i haven’t spotted any bargain books lately but i am always on the lookout. i would think the wolf of wall street would be an interesting read as the movie was full of crazy moments

  5. Leta says:

    I absolutelly loved The Wolf of Wallstreet movie and nkw I really want to read the book. But with the lack of time, I will need to postpone it till summer. If you do read it, please, let me know your thoughts about it ahd if it’s worth giving a go πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  6. Alison says:

    I read the discworld series a while ago and really enjoyed them. I have sort of lost my reading mojo at the moment, other than reading When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr, not one you would describe as a crime thriller!

    • Nixy says:

      Hmmm… That’s a hard one! I adored The Colour of Magic, and loved Guards! Guards! and Moving Pictures. It’s great to see the different characters pop up in the different books.

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