WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (17th April) 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. Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella
    I wanted a nice easy read for the last part of my holiday and the plane journey home and so far this fits the bill! Bringing back uncomfortable memories of my terrible-with-my-money-permanently-overdrawn past though... 7.5/10
  2. Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
    I'm most of the way through this. Magic plus guns plus political intrigue. Feels like it would make a good TV series. I like it but like where are my well written female characters?
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  3. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
    Beautifully written haunting story of two young girls from Ghana and how their lives intertwine with each other and the slave trade, for generations. Hard to read at points but very, very worth it and important. 9/10 and I'm only 40 pages in.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  4. Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
    8/10? I'm only 70ish pages in so far but I'm loving the story and writing style. The story is told from the POV of a 10 yr old girl named Elvis. Her mother recently died so she tries to investigate the mystery surrounding her mother's death while also trying to keep an eye on her older sister Lizzie who has started to sleepwalk and eat while asleep after their mother's death.
    Suggested by   @shash
  5. Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
    Really good! A little dense. Not that far in yet.
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  6. Emma by Jane Austen
    This is the third Jane Austen book I've read and so far I just really don't like the characters. I'm about 130 pages in. I'm interested to see where it goes next.
    Suggested by   @sarahsmith4
  7. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
    A story about two journeys in an unnamed time and place. A story about a boy and his fox. 🦊 I cried and cried and cried. "People should tell the truth about what war cost. " 8/10
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  8. The Wonder Trail by Steve Hely
    Almost done. Solidly entertaining. A TV writers travels from LA to the tip of South America and shares his stories, observations and soft adventures. 8/10. Suggested to me by @jesszaffino and I believe @jpbateson also read it recently
    Suggested by   @andersun
  9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    Just started this morning and only about 15 pages in, but I think I'm gonna like it! The narrator has drawn me in already.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  10. The Handmaid's Tale
    Been meaning to read this for years. Finally inspired by Trump/the upcoming Hulu series to actually start.
    Suggested by   @jenniferm
  11. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter - Scaachi Koul
    Smart, funny essays. Needed an enjoyable read after slogging through some things for work
    Suggested by   @stephani
  12. Binti is the first of her people to leave home to go to university. She's an outsider and curiosity to everyone she meets on her travels. But things don't go as planned when the spaceship she and the other students are on is boarded by a long feared enemy. This is a novella from Tor (90! Pages!) and I loved it. So much story and world building in such a short time frame. I will definitely look for more from Nnedi Okorafor
    Suggested by   @eijafayaya
  13. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
    Rereading (for possibly the fourth time?) because it came up in a conversation with a friend recently and I wanted to revisit how damn hilarious it is.
    Suggested by   @summerallen
  14. Still working on this one, not bc it's not good (it is!) just other things..
    Suggested by   @cvlop61