WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (16th Jan) 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. Liccle Bit, by Alex Wheatle
    I've vowed to read more British books this year and I'm starting with this beloved YA book, about a teenage boy on an inner city estate who unintentionally gets mixed up in dodgy dealings. Good so far — 7.5/10
  2. About 3/4 done with this. Started it on the lovely @dreadpiratemama recommendation!
    8.5/10 so far. It's really good! Smart, creative, interesting, horrifying. Everything good horror should be. I have no idea how it's going to end and that's the best part!
    Suggested by   @hillary79
  3. Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer
    Man, I'm off to a slow reading start this year. This was, for me, a bit of a slow start, but at about the 15% in, it's good. Too soon to give a rating, though.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  4. City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
    I'm not very far along, and the story hasn't developed much. I only like 2/6 characters introduced, and there is potential for a third. Like a lot of books where NYC is a character, I feel left out and get annoyed when the author gives all the streets the characters walk on to get to a club. Maybe that's just me... I'm on chapter 7, and I think something big is about to happen. So far I give it a 6/10, but I expect that to get higher.
    Suggested by   @supabg
  5. They Can't Kill Us All - Wesley Lowery
    Started this on Monday and it's both excellent and heartbreaking.
    Suggested by   @stephani
  6. Zen on the Art of Writing - Ray Bradbury
    What a lovely, funny, eye-opening little book. I love learning about anyone's creative process. I read very little Bradbury in school, discovering him later as an adult. He writes through a really interesting lens of nostalgia, even in his sci-fi stuff. These essays explain how he spent good decade writing crap before he found his voice rather than imitating his heroes. I've been inspired to make word-association lists to spur story ideas, & it's working for me
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  7. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
    I just started but it has grabbed me right away! What a cool concept. I have high hopes.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  8. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
    Two chapters in and it's already giving me so much to think about.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  9. Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
    A chris k recommendation actually. About half way through.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  10. Early days, but I'm liking it.
    Suggested by   @andersun