Amazon Books is NOW OPEN at Westfield UTC. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. At first I thought, kind of weird…Amazon opening up a physical store when most brick-and-mortar bookstores are almost non-existent. However, this might be my favorite new store, and a reason I might have to visit Westfield UTC at least once a week (I’ll tell you why…).
Amazon Prime members receive Amazon.com pricing in the store. That means no more visiting Barnes & Noble only to look on Amazon.com for cheaper prices, place an order and wait 2 days (I’m seriously guilty of doing this with the last book I read). Amazon Books = Instant gratification!
All of the books in the store all have 4 stars or above. The selection of books come from Amazon.com customer ratings, sales, popularity on Goodreads and Amazon curators’ assessments. They also have books based on suggestions just like the website (“Love this? You’ll like this!”) and staff picks.
And, every Tuesday they receive a shipment of new releases.
I found the store to be so well executed. You can check pricing with the scanners located around the store, and you can even pay with the app eliminating the need to pull out your credit card.
In the past couple of months I’ve become the ultimate book worm. I am seriously addicted to reading psychological thrillers. Even though I’m the biggest baby when it comes to scary movies, for some reason I love the suspense and thrill of how fast-paced these books move.
Just purchased (from the Amazon Books Store):
Just finished last week:
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things — This book is more of a psychological horror. It’s so creepy because it reminds me of a scary movie that could actually very well be real. And it gives me so much anxiety because it’s written in staccato sentences. It was the type of book you just want to know what happens because you know something bad is going to happen, but you can’t read fast enough. I couldn’t quite figure out the ending so I started reading reviews and you either love this book and might even try re-reading it to understand it better, or absolutely hate it. I’m of the first sentiment and plan to give the book another go now knowing the outcome.
In A Dark, Dark Wood — I found this book to be a little predictable, but still enjoyed the predictability because my assumptions were correct. It was still captivating and a quick read (finished in one day/during my flights). Also, soon to be a movie.
Past reads and recommendations (order suggesting hierarchy of read):
- Pretty Girls
- All the Missing Girls
- The Good Girl
- The Woman in Cabin 10
- The Girls
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?