Dozens of bestselling hardcovers are 50% off at Barnes & Noble this week. These are the ones worth adding to your cart.

By Nora Horvath
Updated August 29, 2018
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For the first time ever, Barnes & Noble is celebrating the end of summer by hosting a massive book sale—dubbed the Book Haul Blowout—and everything included in the deal is 50 percent off. And unlike their usual clearance markdowns, the discounted books in this sale are mostly hardcover bestsellers from the past few years.

Whether you're squeezing in some last-minute summer reading before heading back to school, looking for a great novel to curl up with when cooler temperatures arrive, or just want a bookshelf refresh—look no further. Below, are five books from the sale that you're sure to love. Don't wait to buy them until it's too late—the Book Haul Blowout is only taking place in-stores and online only through Monday, September 3.

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1
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

There’s no better time to get your hands on Trevor Noah’s powerful memoir, especially because the book is currently being adapted into a movie starring Lupita Nyong’o. The memoir follows Noah's childhood growing up in apartheid South Africa as the son of a black mother and a white father at a time when interracial relationships were illegal.

To buy: $14; barnesandnoble.com.

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2
Give Me Your Hand, by Megan Abbott

This new thriller from Megan Abbott focuses on the twisted friendship between two women who meet at school and bond over their shared academic brilliance. A decade later, after not seeing each other for years, the women find themselves competing for the same research position. While trying to out do one another, they become embroiled in a dangerous competition and start to reveal secrets from their pasts that could prove devastating for them both. 

To buy: $14; barnesandnoble.com.

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3
You Me Everything, by Catherine Isaac

This tender family drama is set in the idyllic French Countryside, where Jess travels with her 10-year-old son William to spend the summer in a gorgeous renovated castle. The catch? The castle is owned by her ex-husband (William's father), who has been mostly absent for the majority of her son's life. As Jess spends day after day trying to make father and son bond, she must also come to terms with the devastating secret she is keeping from them both. 

To buy: $13; barnesandnoble.com.

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4
Circe, by Madeline Miller

In this mesmerizing novel, readers get to know the lesser-known Greek goddess Circe, daughter of Helios, who Zeus banished to a deserted island when he learned she obtained the power of witchcraft. Even readers who aren't fans of mythology will love this story of a complex woman struggling to find herself despite the expectations of her family. 

To buy: $14; barnesandnoble.com.

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5
Bring Me Back, by B. A. Paris

Add this gripping thriller to the top of your fall reading list, stat. The story follows Finn after his girlfriend Layla mysteriously vanishes from his locked car while on vacation. Through shared grief, he ends up falling in love Layla's sister, Ellen, and a decade later the two become engaged. But just when they thought they had moved passed their dark history, strange things begin to happen that lead them to believe Layla might still be alive—and that what happened to her is more twisted than they ever could have imagined. 

To buy: $14; barnesandnoble.com.