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.
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Why I have it: Ear-marked at the beginning of the year.
Summary: At the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener left book publishing for a job at a startup in Silicon Valley – it was a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination and glory.
I’m thinking: Yes, a different kind of memoir.
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom
Why I have it: Not sure.
Summary: Mitch and his wife adopted Chika from a Haitian orphanage after the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010, knowing she had been diagnosed with an incurable condition. The memoir describes their two years with Chika.
I’m thinking: No. I’m sure this is beautifully written but I’m not adding a story about the death of a child to the reading stack at the moment.
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Why I have it: Made the Best of 2019 list.
Summary: Machado’s memoir about her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship.
I’m thinking: Yes.