WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (13th March) 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. SWIMMING LESSONS, by Claire Fuller
    This is the portrait of a marriage, written somewhat like a mystery, but there's a little bit too much going on for me. It's alternate chapters — past and present — and I'm not a huge fan of that format. And then in the past there's the mystery of why he's gone, where he is, and in the present it's she who's gone. But I've heard a lot of good things about this book and i want to love it — maybe it'll grow on me! 7.8/10 so far
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
    Reading these again this past week has been so fun. I know the first one best, so it's been cool to remember how great the rest of the stories are and what amazing characters Lewis created.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  3. Love it so far! 1/7 in.
    Suggested by   @bjnovak
  4. John Belushi is Dead by Kathy Charles.
    A young adult novel that explores Hollywood's death culture. 💀 It also looks at abuse and friendship. A sometimes disturbing read. 8/10
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  5. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    So far it's confusing and kind of unsettling. It's hard to follow at the beginning especially the chapters that are written in second person (not finding that appealing).
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  6. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
    This book keeps popping up on must-read lists so I got my book club to read it. It's a close look at the poorest neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI and tells the stories of eight different families who live there. I'm only 25ish pages in and so far he's doing a very good job of telling both sides of the story, tenant AND landlord.
    Suggested by   @shash
  7. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    This book is well written, hilarious and wonderful. Highly recommend it.
    Suggested by   @CaraCunningham
  8. Girl Walks Out of a Bar
    I'm not even 1/2 through it yet. But so far I find that the author discusses her struggle with addiction in a very honest way. This is a different face of addiction. No one here is living on the streets, disappearing for weeks, or being dragged in and out of rehabs. This is a highly successful, high functioning, closet addict. The book starts when she finally unravels then bounces back a bit to how she found herself there. So far a give it 7/10 with potential to move up.
    Suggested by   @corksnreads
  9. The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
    Interesting and funny. 👍
    Suggested by   @StuckOnThe7
  10. The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisen
    The first book in this series, The Fifth Season, was sooo good so I'm psyched about this
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  11. TV (The Book)
    Two TV experts rank the top 100 TV shows. Really great and interesting read if you love tv (which I do!) 9/10
    Suggested by   @jess_may17
  12. lincoln in the bardo by george saunders
    there aren't enough superlatives in the world to describe my feeling toward this. goddamn, george, you've done it again.
    Suggested by   @aprylhm
  13. Persuasion by Jane Austen
    I'm very early on in the book, so it's not particularly interesting right now (which is what I expected). I think I'm getting close to the juicy part though!
    Suggested by   @sarahsmith4
  14. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell-Nadia Hashimi
    Love it! I'm really into Afghani fiction and this didn't disappoint.
    Suggested by   @andlamb
  15. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
    10/10. Just finished. Essays on death and dying and the various death rituals we humans have. Author is very much against the way Americans have hidden death away behind closed doors, a newish development of last 75 years or so after tens of thousands of years of humans being living close to death and having death inform and empower and drive our lives. Not for the easily queasy.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  16. Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
    I wasn't expecting a magical time traveling element, but I like that in books so it doesn't bother me a bit. I'm halfway through and waiting for about half of the characters to get their comeuppance.
    Suggested by   @DG
  17. Dead Wake-Erik Larson
    Great so far. The section detailing the sinking itself was heartbreaking.
    Suggested by   @jessicah706
  18. Killing Rage: Ending Racism by Bell Hooks
    I'm learning a lot!
    Suggested by   @lexie_elyse