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 Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Why I have it: Because of Susan’s review.
Summary: 1950, Cape Cod. Ten-year-old Michael meets a couple living nearby – artists Jo and Edward Hopper – and an unlikely friendship is forged.
I’m thinking: Yes (even if for the cover alone).
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
Why I have it: Because of Elle’s review and Bookish Beck (who knows I love a swimming memoir).
Summary: Lifelong swimmer turned artist, Yuknavitch covers issues of gender, sexuality, grief, addiction, violence, and family in her memoir.
I’m thinking: Yes (is there a more devastating opening scene…?)
Lucky Charming by Kate Chastain
Why I have it: Because I have very low standards when it comes to television (Below Deck. Don’t judge me).
Summary: Kate Chastain labelled herself as ‘blissfully shallow and carefree’ when she began working on mega-yachts. And then came the reality TV show, Below Deck.
I’m thinking: No – I’ll stick to watching it.
I do hope you’ll like the Yuknavitch; it’s a stunning memoir. I couldn’t get past page 50 of the Hickey, alas.
I do wonder how much I am being seduced by the cover of the Hickey 😬
Yes, I agree the cover of The Narrow Land is very seductive. I will try to borrow it from the library, and also Yuknavitch’s memoir.
The Yuknavitch sounds like a must-read. And like you, I feel entranced by the cover of The Narrow Land. It seems to be a real ‘marmite’ book, but always fun to find out which camp one ends up in!
Definitely not interested in the Lady Charming. Just the words reality tv put me off sorry….
I’m both a big fan of Hickey’s writing and Hopper’s work so The Narrow Land was an easy win for me. It’s a wee bit long though.
I really like Hickey although I’ve not read this one, so it gets my vote – and love the cover too!