Sample Saturday – ‘Summer’ reads (even though it’s Spring here)

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 picks are from Sarah’s Book Shelves Summer Reading Guide.

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

Summary: It’s reached ‘iconic reality tv’ status but why has The Bachelor been so ‘successful’ (viewer numbers, not happy, lasting marriages)? Kaufman goes behind the scenes – the real-life version of UnREAL.

I’m thinking: Yes (can’t explain why I watch The Bach, but not afraid to admit that I do).

Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly

Summary: Fennelly’s 52 micro-memoirs offer glimpses into a lived life as a wife, mother, writer, and observer.

I’m thinking: No. The sample was the table of contents… (but I love the cover).

Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Summary: Oliver and Alice write and illustrate award-winning children’s books together. One evening, Oliver beats Alice, leaving her in a coma. The couple’s friends and neighbours try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act

I’m thinking: Yes. Rarely do I get sucked into suspense so quickly.


7 responses

  1. I’d heard a lot about Unraveling Oliver but I was on the fence about it. Looking forward to reading your thoughts. 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh – I hate it when a book is so short that the sample is just the intro pages! But, I did really love that little book! If you read Bachelor Nation, there’s a section about the history of dating shows on TV….just skim/skip that part!
    And thanks for the shout-out!

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