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 Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
Why I have it: Because it’s a contender for Heather’s favourite book of 2016.
Summary: A woman, separated from her film composer husband, asks him to keep one devastating promise. All is revealed as the composer watches a 75 day artistic performance.
I’m thinking: Yes – the sample chapter ends with a terrific hook.
Weightless by Sarah Bannan
Why I have it: This review on the Readings blog.
Summary: Coming-of-age story about instantly-popular new girl, Carolyn, who dates a senior boy, makes some enemies, and has an unsavoury video if her circulated.
I’m thinking: Maybe (but perhaps have had enough of these types of stories this year…).
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Why I have it: It was in the 2014 Best of the Best list.
Summary: Lila, who has spent most of her life homeless and adrift, becomes the wife of a minister but struggles with her newfound security.
I’m thinking: No. I haven’t read any Robinson and this might be a good place to start but I wasn’t hooked.