BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge The Invention of Wings

I’ve just taken part in Rosie Amber’s #FridayFiveChallenge

This is what I did:

1) Go to any online book supplier. 

I went to Amazon, which I where I buy all my books.

2) Randomly choose a category

I didn’t know where to look, Amazon is so vast. When I go I’m usually referred to by another author, twitter, facebook. I mean, I don’t just go and look for a book as I would in a ‘real’ bookshop.

There I was wondering what to type, when I went into my last purchase and saw a little star which said best books of the month.


I had a quick look and they were all very expensive for an ebook, more than $8, and I already have a huge TBR list.

I scrolled down the page and found another list:

Best books of 2014 Top 20 overall customer favourites 

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye.

I sped through the covers and I saw Sue Monk Kid’s Novel The Invention of Wings for $1.00!

I remembered that she had written The Secret Life of Bees, which I thought was a fascinating book, so I chose it at once.

The Invention of Wings

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book.

So I went to the book’s page and read the blurb.

Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.
A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple.

Then I saw the number of reviews and stars and was in awe, I mean that number of readers can’t be wrong, can they? 9,972 customer reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars. I read some of the reviews and marveled at how quick and lucky I had been to fnd such a great book at such a good price so quickly!

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

Buy, buy, buy!

That was easy! Now I just need to find time to read, that’s the hard part for me!

Do you want to take part? Here are the rules and the link to Rosie’s page:

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
(then write a little analysis about your decision)

Happy Reading and Happy Weekend!

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on July 24, 2015, in #FrdayFiveChallenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I already bought and read, read, read. It is a fantastic book!

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  2. Sounds fantastic. Will definitely be a buy from me!

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  3. Yeah, I’m going to give this a go – amazing number of reviews!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. Thanks for joining in Luccia, let us know how the book went if you get time to read it. The book description does a lot more for me than the book cover, it does sound an interesting read, a bit like The Help.

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    • Yes, I loved the help. I agree that the cover and even the blurb didn’t do much for me either. It was the author’s name, previous work, and price that convinced me.


  5. It sounds like a very interesting book, Luccia. Let us know what you think when you get the time.

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  6. I read this. Good choice. It’s a definite buy! 🙂
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal – Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  7. That’s sounds like a great book. I love the title. Like you, though, finding or making time to read is the problem. Too many good books to read, not enough time! 🙂

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