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Five Sale Books For Your Holiday Reading

Are you getting ready for a big July 4th trip and need something to read on the cheap? We’ve put together a list of books that are on sale this week for your holiday reading enjoyment.

The list includes titles for grownups and kids. If you are looking for book apps, over at eBookNewser, we made a list of book apps on sale this week.

Five Books On Sale For Your Holiday Reading:

1. Claire DeWitt and The City Of The Dead: Powell’s Books has this new thriller from Sara Gran on sale for $16.80. The first in a series, the book chronicles the adventures of a pot-smoking, psychic detective in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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Samuel L. Jackson Narrates Go the F*** to Sleep

Samuel L. Jackson recorded a six-minute audiobook version of Adam Mansbach‘s profane children’s book for adults, Go the F*** to Sleep.

Currently (as of this June 15 writing) Audible is offering the funny audiobook for free–follow this link to download. Apparently filmmaker and brilliant narrator Werner Herzog will also record an audiobook version.

Jackson explained in the narration: “I was anxious to do the audio read of this book because my agent has twins and he gave me the book and I read it and I fell out laughing. I remember all those times when I did read to my daughter when she was that age. Everybody tells you reading stories will put kids to sleep, but it never works. It didn’t in my house.”

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Go the F*** To Sleep: Bedtime Book for Parents

To cheer up exhausted parents with an over-energetic child or collicky baby, Akashic Books will publish Go the F*** To Sleep in October.

What do you think? Author A.J. Jacobs called it “the most honest children’s book ever written.” Adam Mansbach (The End of the Jews) wrote the book and Ricardo Cortes illustrated.

Here’s more from Amazon: “a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process.” (Via Buzzfeed)