WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (15TH AUGUST) 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 Narrow Door, by Paul LisickyA beautifully written memoir of love, friendship, and loss. I've come back from a week at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown learning from Paul - who's a lovely guy - so I'm more determined than ever to read this.
- •Champion of the World, by Chad DundasHistorical fiction by one of my favorite sports writers. Excellent so far with one of my favorite opening lines of all time ("The clowns came to get him when it was time for the hanging.").Suggested by @mbmurray23
- •When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens.First daughter Audrey Rose discovers Alice Roosevelt's diary and learns how to enjoy living in the White House. Spoiler - mom is the president. Just started this YA novel and am loving it. 4/5Suggested by @solitarygigi
- •Learning to Speak Alzheimer'sInformative, Uplifting and Terrifying. I recommend it this only to people who have loved ones with the disease.Suggested by @jannychan
- •The Wolves at the Door.True story about a remarkable woman. The writing is not very good, but I will finish this because I love reading about brave women.Suggested by @jannychan
- •The Gap of Time - Jeanette WintersonHogarth Shakespeare is an imprint that hired great authors to write modernized novels based on Shakespeare's works. This was the first, based on The Winter's Tale. Take of marital jealousy, a lost child, and finding love & forgiveness. It's really cool & a bit fantastical. You don't need to like the Bard to enjoy itSuggested by @dreadpiratemama
- •Look at Me by Jennifer EganI'm on the fence about this book. The writing is precise and smart and admirably evocative. The themes are interesting and important. But I despise the main character (which is maybe the point? I dunno.) And I wanted more of younger Charlotte and Moose. I think if someone smarter than me would talk to me about it for a while I'd end up liking it more.Suggested by @gwcoffey
- •White Noise by Don DelilloThere are some hilarious and ridiculous moments in this book, along with an underlying panic and paranoia that will make you feel uneasy. The plot centers on the occurrence of an airborne toxic event and how the protagonist obsesses with his fears of death and of love. In the backdrop lies a deftly crafted criticism of the commercialized capitalist society in America. Even though this novel was written in 1984, much of its satire is relevant to society today. Loving it so far!Suggested by @betsybasom
- •My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik BackmanSo far the 7-year old main character is obsessed with Harry Potter, carried around a red felt-tip pen so she can correct grammar on signs, and has an amazing imagination. Her grandma is all about girl power and believing in dreams. 9/10Suggested by @marcikm