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 Basic Eight by Daniel Handler
Why I have it: No idea – perhaps the cover reminded me of Heathers?
Summary: Flannery Culp has had a spectacularly awful senior year. Among other things, she has been branded a murderer (which she says is a lie – because she’s a murderess).
I’m thinking: No. I suspect Secret History/ Heathers fan-fiction, which would be irritating. Please advise if I’ve jumped to the wrong conclusion.
Tender by Belinda McKeon
Why I have it: one of the 2016 releases that called my name.
Summary: Dublin in the late nineties, best friends Catherine and James. She is a sheltered college student, he an adventurous artist – life takes them in different directions. Crisis hits.
I’m thinking: Yes.
The Bricks That Build Houses by Kate Tempest
Why I have it: One day, #ALLTHEPEOPLE added it to their Goodreads wishlist. So I did too.
Summary: Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are escaping the city in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of stolen money. How did this happen?
I’m thinking: No. The style is interesting but it didn’t grab me.