WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (15TH TO 21ST FEB) 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!
- •Native Speaker by Chang-Rae LeeThis is for my book club on Thursday - I'd actually better get a move on if I want to finish it in time! I'm enjoying it so far - it's an effortless, insightful read about a first generation Korean American man working as a spy. I'm not quite sure where it's going, in a good way! 7.5/10.
- •Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd ApatowJudd interviews a wide range of comedians in this book. Everyone from Harold Ramis to Amy Schumer. Some interviews he conducted while he was in high school and others he did specifically for the book. I definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys comedy. I'd say 8/10. A bit long, but a quick read.Suggested by @laur
- •Abelard and Heloise - A New BiographyThis came about from seeing a reference in Daniel Deronda my Book-O-Ganza book. Thanks @ChrisK . I love this true love story.Suggested by @jannychan
- •Brooklyn by Colm TóibínI saw the movie about a month ago and fell in love with it, so I'm excited to revisit the story in the book! I'm about 100 pages in and it's everything I wanted it to be. 10/10Suggested by @KikiHines
- •In Other Words- Jhumpa LahiriAs if Pulitzer-ing and artfully capturing the Indian American/Immigrant experience in her works wasn't enough--who knew Jhumpa Lahiri wanted to master the Italian language? Nicely presented in dual-language form (her narrative in Italian side-by-side with English translation). I think I would appreciate this book more if I could read Italian, but I'm a big Jhumpa fan. 8/10 thus far.Suggested by @francium
- •A Room With A View - E.M. ForsterI don't know why I've never read this before?? It's my commute book, and it's the perfect escape in the brief time I get. Lovely all around, in language and story. I'm about halfway through, 9/10.Suggested by @jb_piper
- •Why Not Me? By @mindyLiterally just cracked it open. Seems promising!Suggested by @macnchz
- •The Man in the High Castle by Philip E DiceImagine if the Axis powers won World War II after FDR was assassinated. The US is split into multiple territories, controlled by the Japanese and the Nazis. A really fascinating "what if" scenario.Suggested by @dancelittlejean
- •Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. I'm reading this as part of my @bookriot Read Harder Challenge, and I'm really enjoying it so far! Feminism and magic and drama, oh my! I'm 70% finished and I'll give it a 8/10.Suggested by @booksforyears
- •Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road. I'm enjoying it as a change of pace from the classics and contemporary fiction I usually read.Suggested by @mischa84
- •Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard.J. G. Ballard is one of my favourite authors, he has this ability to induct you into a world of drugs and violence without you really realising. So far I'm loving it and it's murder mystery qualities. 8/10 (as of yet) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Suggested by @poppy
- •Talking to Girls About Duran Duran and Swiss Family Robinson. Loving Rob Sheffield's books. And hoping for some warm weather through osmosisSuggested by @jess3842