Sample Saturday – crossing paths, a toxic friendship, and genetics

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.

Entanglement by Katy Mahood

Why I have it: Spotted at A Life in Books.

Summary: A sliding doors story – three characters, two time periods.

I’m thinking: No. This has all the hallmarks of a book I’d love but the sample chapter didn’t pull me in at all.

Social Creature by Tara Burton

Why I have it: Cathy’s review.

Summary: Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship.

I’m thinking: Maybe – too tricked up?

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer

Why I have it: Spotted at A Little Blog of Books.

Summary: Heredity from a fresh perspective – how genes link us to distant ancestors and to ethnic identities.

I’m thinking: No – I’ve read enough pop-genetics (for the record, the sample of this book is extremely generous, so you’ll get a good feel for it if you’re interested).

7 responses

    • Social Creature is screaming out to be made into a film. The blurb mentions it being a ‘Mr Ripley for the digital age’… I kind of think that as soon as you mention Ripley, you can guess what will happen!

      I haven’t watched Sliding Doors in years – I need a rewatch!

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