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 North Water by Ian McGuire
Why I have it: Heather at Bits & Books wrote a great review.
Summary: A battle between two men and the battle to capture a whale, all set in the harsh hunting waters of the arctic circle.
I’m thinking: Yes. Although the writing style doesn’t sing to me, the opening chapter lures. Am I starting a whaling story binge? Maybe…
The Light on the Water by Olga Lorenzo
Why I have it: Caught my eye after a few Goodreads friends were all reading it at the same time.
Summary: Mother loses her child on a bushwalk and is then charged with her murder.
I’m thinking: No – feels like one of those stories where the plot is set in the first chapter and you can see exactly where it is heading.
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Why I have it: Rory included it in her last #6 Degrees chain and now I’m wondering why I’ve never read it.
Summary: A boarding school (in New England, no less) and two friends (both very different), coming of age during the early years of World War II.
I’m thinking: Yes – it’s a modern classic, right? And boarding school. And New England.