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Enjoy your love of reading without breaking the bank with our top tips


WE are a nation of bookworms, with sales soaring over the past year.

But with novels costing around £8 on average, reading can be an expensive habit, especially if you are a quick reader. So here are my tips on keeping costs down.

If you are a quick reader, it can be an expensive habit

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If you are a quick reader, it can be an expensive habitCredit: Getty

MEMBERS’ CLUB: The obvious place for free books is your local library, but did you know you can borrow without even leaving the house? Most library membership cards give access to one of the e-book services such as Borrow Box, RB Digital and Libby. Our local library in Kent subscribes to Libby, which I use to download Roald Dahl audiobooks free for my son, who is a big Dahl fan.

Save: Get free Fantastic Mr Fox audiobook, save £10 on CD from Waterstones.

EVERYONE’S A CRITIC: Enjoy Kindle books for free in return for writing reviews on them. Sign up at NetGalley and you can request popular new books, then leave your feedback. Sally Nicholls’ The Silent Stars Go By, £12.99, was this week available to 100 members.

Save: £12.99 for The Silent Stars Go By.

CAN’T PUT IT DOWN: Turn your phone into an e-reader using the Kindle app and take out a free two-month Kindle Unlimited trial. If you are a fast reader you could whizz through all seven Harry Potters at no cost! But cancel in time if you don’t want to pay the £7.99 monthly subscription.

Save: £40, cost of Harry Potter series.

PRIME TIME: Amazon Prime members can use its First Reads section to download a free Kindle book each month (two this October) from a selection of up to ten ahead of official release. Current titles include Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll and All We Left Unsaid by Natalie Martin. Non-Prime readers can get them for 99p.

Save: £3.29, the cost of Her Perfect Family on Kindle

TOO SKINT FOR PRINT? The Works has ten-for-£10 deals on kids’ Christmas books, fairytales and Paw Patrol books, plus half-price deals on Michael McIntyre’s A Funny Life, £10, and Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice, £9.

  • Prices correct at time of press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Grab two Nintendo Switch games for £20 from Game

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Grab two Nintendo Switch games for £20 from Game

NINTENDO Switch games costing up to £19.99 are two for £20 from Game. Includes Lego DC Super Villains and Cars 3.

SAVE: up to £19.98

Cheap treat

Treat yourself to six frozen dairy cream doughnuts for 50p at Morrisons

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Treat yourself to six frozen dairy cream doughnuts for 50p at Morrisons

DOUGH yes! Morrisons is selling six frozen dairy cream doughnuts for 50p, down from £1.

SAVE: 50p

WIN!

FOR a chance to win this fab four-in-one trike, visit the Little Tikes Facebook page today and post a picture on the competition post, showing a family autumn walk.

Top swap

Why spend £23.50 on Benefit’s Roller Lash curling mascara...

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Why spend £23.50 on Benefit’s Roller Lash curling mascara…
...when you can save £19.50 by switching to the Boutique curl and lift mascara at Sainsbury’s

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…when you can save £19.50 by switching to the Boutique curl and lift mascara at Sainsbury’s

THIS is eye-deal. Instead of spending £23.50 on Benefit’s Roller Lash curling mascara, go for the Boutique curl and lift mascara for £4 at Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: £19.50

Savers’ little helper

GET a Partnership Card credit card at John Lewis. Then spend £250 at the store or Waitrose in 90 days to bank 2,000 bonus points, worth a £20 voucher.

You normally earn five points for every £4 spent on the card at John Lewis and Waitrose and one point for every £4 spent anywhere else.

Every 500 gets you £5 in vouchers.

Shop and save

Save £49.50 at B&Q on tins of Farrow & Ball

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Save £49.50 at B&Q on tins of Farrow & Ball

REDECORATING? B&Q has 20 per cent off wallpaper and a three-for-two deal on indoor paint, including £49.50 tins of Farrow & Ball.

SAVE: £49.50

Hot right now

LIDL is selling Halloween-themed sausages, in Carolina reaper chilli, and toffee and apple flavours, for £1.99 per pack.

Play now to win £100 on The Sun Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in The Sun Raffle.

Every month we’re giving away £100 to 250 lucky readers – whether you’re saving up or just in need of some extra cash, The Sun could have you covered.

Every Sun Savers code entered equals one Raffle ticket. The more codes you enter, the more tickets you’ll earn and the more chance you will have of winning!

To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.
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