Sample Saturday – decisions, death, and a babysitter

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.

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Why I have it: Because Beck compared it to Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth, which I loved.

Summary: A twenty-something Jamaican British woman living in London straddles two cultures but doesn’t fit neatly into neither.

I’m thinking: No. I think I’m too old to read about women ‘squealing’ during pelvic exams.

Life Events by Karolina Waclawiak 

Why I have it: Came across it when I was compiling the 2020 List of Lists.

Summary: A woman at a crossroads learns the only way to reclaim her life is to help others die

I’m thinking: No (a style thing).

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Why I have it: It made the top 50 for 2020.

Summary: In the midst of a family crisis, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the supermarket for distraction. There, Emira is accused of kidnapping Briar.

I’m thinking: Maybe (I’d listen if it popped up in my library’s audiobook offerings).

5 responses

  1. I’ve just finished up Queenie. That protagonist was so irritating and self-destructive. So many reviewers described her as a type of Bridget Jones character but they were so far off the mark. I just wanted to sit her down and set her straight. Wow. Good call on your part for not reading it. 😦

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