By: Tricia Romano

Fall is almost here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep reading the same airy page-turners you tore through while lounging by the pool this summer. In between back to school shopping and that last summer getaway, sink your mitts into awesome deals and Cashback savings on these guilty pleasures and breezy bestsellers.

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Grey by E.L. James

The guiltiest of all pleasures is 50 Shades of Grey. A close second is Grey, one of the bazillion sequels to 50 Shades of Grey, in which the sexy story is told from the point of view of Christian Grey rather than Anastasia Steele. Be warned: the writing is pretty terrible. But if you are a fan of the series, chances are this one will fit the bill. Shop the title at Walmart and free members enjoy .6% Cashback; 6.6% for V.I.P. Members.

Who said bad writing can’t be entertaining? | Photo by Walmart

Who said bad writing can’t be entertaining? | Photo by Walmart

 

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The murder-mystery, as described by the New York Times: “…has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl.” There are three main characters – Rachel, Tom and Scott – none of which you should trust. The Girl on the Train kicks-off as Rachel’s daily commute gets upended when one of the people she sees daily suddenly goes missing. Get this page-turner at Overstock.com and save with DubLi! Free members get 1% Cashback! And V.I.P. Members get 7%!

Up for a thriller with twists? | Photo by Overstock

Up for a thriller with twists? | Photo by Overstock

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

To that end, a good guilty pleasure doesn’t fade into the background after a few years. Gillian Flynn’s novel, which became a hit movie with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is still a delicious mystery. But do yourself a favor if you’ve never seen it or read the reviews; don’t be tempted to Google around. You will spoil the fantastic ending. Gone Girl is definitely not one to miss. Get it at Overstock.com and enjoy up to 7% Cashback through DubLi!

Are you the only person in the country who hasn’t read the book or seen the movie? | Photo by Overstock

Are you the only person in the country who hasn’t read the book or seen the movie? | Photo by Overstock

 

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Need more where that came from? Flynn’s got another novel about…you guessed it, murder! In Dark Places, a woman’s mother and sister are killed but her life is spared. Adding fuel to the fire, her brother is wrongfully accused and sentenced to prison. Get this must-have read at Barnes & Noble, and enjoy up to 11.2% Cashback through DubLi.

 More murder-mystery from Gillian Flynn | Photo by Barnes and Noble

More murder-mystery from Gillian Flynn | Photo by Barnes and Noble

 

A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel

Steel has been a perennial beach read for as long as we can remember. A Perfect Life finds iconic TV newscaster Blaise McCarthy struggling to keep her seemingly perfect life intact, even as a younger, prettier woman is being groomed for her high-profile job. Shop the title at Walmart and enjoy .6% Cashback for free members; 6.6% for V.I.P.’s.

Danielle Steel’s 92nd book sets TV news as the dramatic backdrop | Photo by Walmart

Danielle Steel’s 92nd book sets TV news as the dramatic backdrop | Photo by Walmart

 

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Even nonfiction can be breezy. Gladwell, a writer for the New Yorker, managed to take complicated subjects and distill them into a simple narrative. Outliers is an inspiring and addictive tale about people who managed to buck the conventional wisdom and find success later in life. Years after its release, it is still a bestseller. Find it at Target and enjoy 7% Cashback for V.I.P. Members.

Outliers popularized the “10,000-Hour Rule” | Photo by Target

Outliers popularized the “10,000-Hour Rule” | Photo by Target

 

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Recently adapted into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Wild is the true story of how an ex-drug addict on the skids hiked by herself, ill-prepared, through the Pacific Crest Trail, and came out with more purpose in her life. The book earned raves, and the New York Times wrote: “…in “Wild,” the two tales Strayed tells, of her difficult past and challenging present, are delivered in perfect balance.” Get it a Barnes & Noble and enjoy 11.2% Cashback through DubLi.

Reese Witherspoon stars in the movie adaptation of Wild | Photo by Barnes and Noble

Reese Witherspoon stars in the movie adaptation of Wild | Photo by Barnes and Noble

 

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg

The comedian’s nonfiction book, Modern Romance, combines funny tales of his own dating woes with factoids and reporting about online dating. Depending on your relationship status, this could be hilariously enjoyable or comically depressing. Either way, sounds like a win-win to us! Shop for it at Target and enjoy up to 7% Cashback.

Comedian Aziz Ansari explores dating in the age of do-everything smartphones. | Photo by Target

Comedian Aziz Ansari explores dating in the age of do-everything smartphones. | Photo by Target

Even through summer is coming to a close and another school year is about to begin, you can still indulge in a guilty pleasure book – in-between reading assignments, of course.

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