WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (11TH APRIL) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT

Post the title, author and cover of your current read, your thoughts so far, and, if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10. Relist, tag your ListApp reader friends, and we'll do it again next week!
  1. The Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee
    This book had so much buzz that it was all but impossible to buy on its publication date. It's a bit of epic tale about an opera singer in long-ago Paris (with a mystery at its heart: who knows about her complicated past, and how?). It's written in a way that reminds me of Impressionism. I'm only a fifth in or so and I'm going to need to binge read for book club next week. 7.8/10 so far but I'll be surprised if it stays there - I think I'm going to slowly fall in love.
  2. The Nest by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
    I'll confess – I started Queen of the Night a few weeks ago and could not get my mind to sink into it. I've set it aside for now and am reading this, Sweeney's first novel. Enjoying it thus far – it's a breezy read. Probably just what I needed right now. (@travelswithjulie What are you reading?)
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  3. Love with a Chance of Drowning, by Torre de Roche
    Just started this memoir. It was really hyped in the travel blog community back in... uhh... 2011... And I'm finally getting around to it! So far it's interesting but not sure how much I'll like it.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  4. I'm actually reading my own novel this week, because I'm wrapping up the sequel and want to see how the two books are working together. Wierd I know 😏 Am also reading the manuscript of one of my friends novels that she won't publish. Its a bunch of small parallel storys some of them are really funny, some of them sad. It's a great read.
    Suggested by   @DanielaM
  5. The Book of Days, K A Barker
    On my kindle. I'm only 2 chapters in so at this stage I have no thoughts but many expectations.
    Suggested by   @jpbateson
  6. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
    I've been swamped with work stuff and haven't had a ton of time to read, so I'm only one chapter in. But I feel confident I'll love it because Larson is brilliant!
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  7. The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater
    Continuing the marathon of 'The Raven Boys' series, in honor of the fourth and final book being released April 26. Book 2, is the brilliant continuation of the mystical treasure hunt. It gratifyingly digs deep into a world and imagination that one wouldn't dare 'dream'. A must read!!
    Suggested by   @sheri_who
  8. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    Just finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and am a couple chapters into this book now. Loved WWL and this one is great so far too!
    Suggested by   @andlamb
  9. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Fave: inspired by Jane Eyre a young woman deals with her mean aunt, an awful boarding school, and the mean streets of London. With her trusty pocket knife given to by her cousin, right before she threw him into a ravine. And that's just the first murder. It's awesome 👍👍👍👍
    Suggested by   @jess3842