WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (12TH SEPT) 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!
- •The Nest, by Cynthia d'Aprix SweeneyThere was a ton of buzz about this book over the summer and so far I'm enjoying it. It's a Rich People Problems book which is one of my favourite sub genres of lit fic - about what happens when one of the sons blows the family inheritance, which his brother and sisters were kind of counting on to get them through various things. A solid 8.5/10 so far - I'm about 1/5 in.
- •The Nix by Nathan HillTruly only a few pages in so the jury's still out. Hoping it lives up to the hype.Suggested by @readjulia
- •The Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThis comes so highly recommended from several people I trust, but it's CRUSHING ME WITH WORLD BUILDING. WHY HAVE WE BEEN WORLDBUILDING FOR 25% OF THE BOOK?? PLEASE GET TO THE PLOT! I mean, we may already be at plot but I honestly can't tell because THERE'S SO DAMN MUCH WORLD BUILDING!! Has anyone else read it? When does it pick up? When do the threads come together? I'm coming from a big nonfiction spree and I am STRUGGLING with fiction. Help please!Suggested by @kfoleywellness
- •Not A Fairytale by Shaida Kazie AliThe story of two Muslim sisters in South Africa who differ like day and night. Dark undercurrents with references to fairytales. Sharp wit. I adore it so far.Suggested by @barefootmeds
- •Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik BackmanLoved Ove so much last week that I'm back with another book by the same author. Only 2 chapters in but I'm liking it just as much. 4/5Suggested by @solitarygigi
- •The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff HobbsI'm not that far into it, but I already assume it's going to break me.Suggested by @MissJess
- •Ready Player One (2/5)Honestly I'm not digging it. If it gets better someone tell me cause I'm like one weirdly inserted 80's reference from giving up on it.Suggested by @finesse
- •Are You Seeing Me? (4/5)I'm actually enjoying this one. The author/characters are Australian and are going on a road trip through Canada so that's refreshing.Suggested by @finesse
- •Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Dan KoeppelMy husband really enjoyed this. I've just started but enjoying it so far! I also really enjoy bananas 🍌Suggested by @macnchz
- •The Age of Innocence by Edith WhartonI'm a third of the way through and I'm liking it despite kind of hating the main character. It's certainly beautifully written. It's for my book club and I cannot wait to hear what everyone else thinks about it!Suggested by @amieshmamie
- •A long way down, Nick HornbyI picked this book up because I really enjoyed the movie and I really like the book too. I'm about half way through and I still discover things about the different characters that I can identify with or that I admire. It's pretty interesting how Hornby describes our modern society by using four characters that are so different from each other and still got so many things they have in common. There's just one problem: it messes up my good english and makes me curse all the fucking time. See???Suggested by @mayla