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10 Cheap Items Book-Lovers Should Order From Amazon During Social Isolation

If you’re reading this, you’re probably still self-isolating to tame the COVID-19 spread. At least, I hope you are!

I don’t need to tell you that times have been a bit grim of late. But we can, and should, attempt to lift our spirits here at home.

In that spirit, I’ve compiled this list!

Each item on this list is,

  • free shipping and/or Amazon Prime eligible
  • 4.5 stars or higher
  • Less than $20
  • Perfect for book-lovers and writers alike!

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of each item’s cost should you purchase through my links. It is no extra cost to you.

Please consider purchasing through my links to support my writing journey. Thank you for the support!


1. Reading journal

$19.95, free shipping eligible, 5 stars.

This journal is perfect for readers of multiple books. Now is the perfect time to begin tracking your yearly reading goals, because let’s be honest, this is more fun than Goodreads.

Buy it here.

2. “SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME” book socks

(Also comes in math, science, and binary.)

$10.95, free shipping eligible, Amazon’s choice, 5 stars.

Was there ever a truer statement than this?

Buy them here!

Lavley Nerd Socks - Cool Socks for Men and Women - Funny Gift for Geeks (Books, Math, Science)

3. “BOOKMARKS ARE FOR QUITTERS” 15oz mug

$16.00, Prime eligible, Amazon’s choice, 5 stars

I’ve seen a lot of mugs with this phrase on them, but the typography on this one in particular is what sold me! Big heart eyes.

Buy it here!

4. “JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER…” 13oz glass mug

$13.96, free shipping eligible, Amazon’s choice, 4.5 stars.

How pretty is this? Between this mug and the previous one on this list, you’re set for both morning and afternoon coffee!

Buy it here.

5. Personal library kit

$13.61, free shipping eligible, 5 stars.

If you can’t go to the library during social isolation, bring the library home to you! It even had date stamps to ensure nobody will quote-unquote “borrow” your books again.

Buy it here.

6. “WHAT WOULD JANE DO? QUIPS OF WISDOM FROM JANE AUSTEN” hardcover book

$8.48, free shipping eligible, 4.5 stars.

In these doubtful times, it’s time to reference this little book for a blip of Austen wisdom (and wit, obviously).

Buy it here!

What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen

7. Quotation mark stud earrings

$13.99, free shipping eligible, 5 stars.

I am so in love with these subtle earrings! I may just have to order them for myself…

Buy them here, unless I beat you to it.

Boma Jewelry Sterling Silver Quotation Mark Stud Earrings

8.Book page holder

$12.98, free shipping eligible, Amazon’s Choice, 4.5 stars.

When I read, I probably shift hand positions twenty times. This book page holder makes it so much easier!

Buy it here.

9. Pretty paperback copy of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott

$11.99, free shipping eligible, 4.5 stars.

You’ve seen the new movie adaption, and now it’s time to go back to the original story! And what better way to do it than with this inexpensive, minimalistic copy?

Buy it here.

10. The complete novels of Jane Austen collection

$17.19 leatherbound ($16.69 paperback), free shipping eligible, 4.5 stars.

This is probably the most inexpensive and prettiest way to buy all of Austen’s complete novels at once. Save shelf space, save money, buy more books. Win-win-win!

Buy it here.


Stay safe out there, writers and readers! Thank you for supporting my writing through lists like these.

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