Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Summary: Dutiful wife holds the fort while husband is away working. Then she meets someone on a train. It’s a battle of traditional and modern vales.
I’m thinking: Yes, the sample was short but the writing was good.
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
Why I have it: Ditto above (except the bit about Jenny’s India list).
Summary: Daughter of one of Haiti’s richest men is kidnapped. A ransom is demanded. Father doesn’t appear to be paying up.
I’m thinking: Yes, opening chapters were gripping stuff.
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Why I have it: A friend recommended it (and given that she’s reading it while traveling Europe, it must be good enough to tear her attention away from the Weihnachtsmärkte).
Summary: A girl re-invents herself but her perfect life is a perfect lie.
I’m thinking: Prep meets Gillian Flynn? Sure, sounds like the perfect beach read.