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. This week, all three books are titles from my ‘I’m waiting for…’ list.
Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby
Summary: British Kate arrives in NYC to ‘apartment-sit’ while she tries to figure out her future. She has two unfortunate responsibilities during her time in America: to make regular Skype calls to her miserable boyfriend back home, and to cat-sit an indifferent feline. The city has other plans for her.
I’m thinking: Yes – I’m a sucker for a New York story.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Summary: Our narrator should be happy – she’s young, thin, pretty, a recent graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives comfortably on her inheritance. But there is a dark cloud over her life that forces her into hibernation.
I’m thinking: Yes – instantly sucked in.
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
Summary: Ren receives news of his sister Keiko’s sudden and violent death. He travels to her town to conclude her affairs but soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, accepting both her teaching position and a bizarre arrangement for free lodging. As he comes to know the people of the town, he begins to piece together what happened the night of Keiko’s death.
I’m thinking: Maybe – writing style is a little odd (not in a bad way) but opening chapter is intriguing.