WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (12th Dec) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT SO FAR

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. Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong
    I realised to my horror that I've read only one not-American book this year, and no Brits, so I shelved my carefully thought out plans for the rest of my reading year and started this one. It's an easy read and was really funny for the first twenty pages, but I'm beginning to think the author used up all his jokes in those twenty pages. 😐
  2. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
    I don't know much about this book. As in, it caught my eye at the bookstore last weekend and the blurb on the back was intriguing and doesn't sound like anything I've read in a while. Starting it tonight.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  3. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    I started off listening to the audiobook and now I'm back and forth between listening while at work and reading while at home. I'm about 1/2 way in and really love it so far even though I want to shake almost every character by their shoulders. 9/10?!
    Suggested by   @shash
  4. Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville
    Short stories. Mixed results (as I usually feel about short story collections) but most are kinda cool.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  5. & Sons - David Gilbert
    Almost halfway through and I am completely enthralled. It's that rare combination of being easy to read along with having themes and exploration of character and relationships that I think will probably take me awhile to mentally unpack.
    Suggested by   @stephani
  6. Murder in Time
    I am SOOO addicted! FBI profiler somehow ends up in 1815. I can't wait to see where this goes!
    Suggested by   @jessicah
  7. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
    Just started it but very funny
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  8. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
    Outstanding. Not certain if it's a novelized memoir or an autobiographical novel, but that's beside the point as this is a lively and loving story about the life of "my grandfather" packed with Chabon's typical super-attention to detail and his well-crafted sentences. 12 out of 10 (so far, but I'm a fan so grain-of-salt that ranking).
    Suggested by   @andersun
  9. YES, MY ACCENT IS REAL and Some Other Things I Haven't Told You by Kunal Nayyar
    I'm only a few chapters (read anecdotes) in but I am thoroughly enjoying the mix of humor, heartwarming, honesty, and life lessons.
    Suggested by   @corksnreads