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.
Flotsam by Meike Ziervogel
Why I have it: Spotted at A Life in Books.
Summary: Coming-of-age story from 1950s Germany about a family that leads a lonely existence on the German coast.
I’m thinking: Yes.
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Why I have it: Spotted on this summer reading list.
Summary: First love between high school students is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic teacher.
I’m thinking: No.
Eugenia by Mark Tedeschi
Why I have it: Spotted in Kim’s #6degrees chain.
Summary: True crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice.
I’m thinking: Yes.
I have Trust Exercise from NetGalley. I think I was attracted to it because I was, back in the mists of time, a drama student myself! Flotsam definitely sounds good.
I has had some great reviews but I didn’t get into the stream-of-consciousness style. Will await your review though!
My decisions would have been the same as yours though I’e never heard of these books so have toj ust go on your synopsis . High school romances have zero appeal for me
I won’t say no to a high school romance, if done well, but the style of this didn’t hook me at all.
Well, I loved Flotsam as you know and had been toying with Trust Exercise. What decided you against it? Thanks for the link.
It was entirely a style thing with Trust Exercise – a stream-of-consciousness style that I don’t think I want to read for hundreds of pages.
Oh, me neither. Not a style I get on with at all well.
Well, you know what I’m going to say: go the Eugenia. It’s a completely fascinating tale.
It’s an incredible story – I’ll be eager to see exactly how it unfolded.
This is such a good idea (I love buy or bye!) my list of great sounding books is getting longer and longer!
It really helps me focus my book buying. At the end of the year I look at all the ones I have said ‘yes’ to and choose approx 15 to buy. Knowing that that splurge is coming means I’m a bit less impulsive during the year.
Brilliant thinking, and the splurge is like a reward!
Flotsam sounds great – I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with it!