36 best Amazon Prime books on sale for Prime Day 2022

While binge-watching can be cool, nothing beats reading – and the range of Amazon Prime books on sale for Prime Day 2022 helps us make that point. Because there are some amazing books (and book deals) to be had, whether you’re looking for a new read or want to read the book behind the film adaptation.

The beauty of books is that they can transport you to different places and times without you having to leave the comfort of your couch or, if you’re lucky, a beach chair. And the picks below are especially good for that, whether you like UFOs, Tolkien lore, college friendships, or none of the above. With that, below are 36 of the best Amazon Prime books to put in your cart and on your shelf, stat.

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Kindles for readers of all ages

This year’s Kindle deals are so good… they’ll convince even paperback devotees to jump aboard the e-reader hype. Pick up the OG model for just $45 – it’s one of the best deals under $50 we’ve had this year – or invest in one of the newer models like the Kindle Oasis, which features an adjustable warm light and a water resistant stand so you can take it with you in the shower. Even kids’ e-readers are on sale if you’re looking for gifts for new parents and their little ones – pair them with a three-month Kindle subscription and you’ve got the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list. .

Favorites #BookTok

If you’re looking for #BookTok recommendations without having to engage in mind-numbing scrolling — or downloading the app for that matter — you’ve come to the right place. Curl up on the couch with a new rom-com, like Emily Henry’s book lovers or by Rebecca Serlé an italian summer, which will prompt you to search for the main characters of the first chapter. Joan Didion’s essays are also a library staple, but if you already know her thoughts on the winds of Santa Ana by heart, The body keeps the score marries science with prose for an eye-opening yet analytical approach to understanding trauma. For something hot off the press, consider Ottessa Moshfegh Lapvone or that of Lisa Taddeo ghost loversthe latter a collection of mind-bending essays on lust, life, and love that you’ll still be thinking about weeks later.

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“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma Healing” by Bessel Van der Kolk

Fiction you will never forget

The best books are the ones you can’t put down, even when it’s 2 a.m. on a weeknight and you absolutely have to work at work the next day. They’re also the ones that stay with you long after you’re done, the ones you text your friends about even though no one actually cares which god intervened during the Trojan War. And these fit the bill: not only are they great stories, but they also change you in one way or another, whether it’s expanding your worldview or gaining your sympathy for the demigods. -Greek gods who are really only agents of chaos.

For example, the sprawling Min Jin Lee Pachinko highlights an area of ​​history not often covered in classrooms, namely Japan’s decades-long dominance over Korea. And with Where the Crawdads sing debuting in theaters on July 13, you’ll want to read it before you get any spoilers from the trailers. If you pick up Song of Achilles (a #BookTok favourite), be sure to stay hydrated and pack some Kleenex as you near the end.

Sci-Fi that hits (too) close to home

Aliens! Artificial intelligence! These novels have everything you need if you’re looking to get out of 2022 and into a distant, but not necessarily brighter, future, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? Ling Ma’s Breakup now reads more like a foreshadowing than when it was published in 2019, and if you’re literally interested in the possibility of aliens, start with The three-body problem (the first of a massive, mind-blowing trilogy) ASAP. This will be the only thing you want to discuss for the next five months.

Windy Beach Readings

Alright, so you’re not interested in reading about our inevitable dystopian future? We have you. While these pack more weight than your average beach read, they also pack more heart, taking the romance novel to unexpected places and, in the case of J. Courtney Sullivan Beginning, emphasizing the friendships that stay with us. Stash them in your beach bag for your next vacation.

Memoirs to make you laugh and cry (or both)

Real life can be a real drag (see: the news), but memoirs bring magic and meaning to the everyday, whether it’s Samantha Irby dropping the roadside hole in her series of dizzying laugh-out-loud essays, or Suleika Jaouad’s memoir about not only her experience with cancer, but also the often overlooked and underestimated challenges that can come with survival. And if you’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for Holidays on iceyou’ll be happy to know that the hardcover edition of his latest collection of essays is also limited.

Boxed book sets

The box sets are winners for several reasons: not only do you get multiple books for one steal, but you also don’t have to suddenly stop in the middle of an engrossing trilogy. (Plus, they make great gifts if you have a bookworm in your life.) With Amazon Prime rings of power fall in September, you may want to refresh your the Lord of the Rings lore, and remember what a wicked Elrond is. (That’s right. Sorry, Legolas.) Want to toss a coin to your witcher? Go ahead and do just that with the complete series. Sure, it’s not as good as a grumpy-but-extremely-mad Henry Cavill, but we’ll take what we can! If you’re more of a romantic, there’s Jenny Han The summer when I became pretty trilogy, which took off on Prime Video – and of course, that of Julia Quinn Bridgerton classics.

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