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. THANKS, OBAMA!
    Static
    I am loving this. I'm only 9% in, but I've lost count of the number of times I've chuckled out loud. A solid 9/10 if it keeps this up.
  2. "Eliza and Her Monsters"
    Static
    Just finished reading this and LOVED it! Picked it up on a whim since it was a Kindle deal of the day last week. Eliza is an introverted high schooler who publishes a popular web comic online, anonymously. She falls in love with a fan, deals with anxiety and depression regularly, and has to define what her future and her relationships with friends and family should look like. It was so much more creative and meaningful than I expected. Will be buying the hard copy for sure!
    Suggested by @silverwolf634
  3. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
    Static
    Really enjoying this! Well told, beautifully written, inspiring story. Even the descriptions of the technical aspects of the sport are told in a way I can understand. It actually makes me want to learn to row...
    Suggested by @LizDawson
  4. The Seed Thief by Jacqui L'Ange
    Static
    I really like it even though I've been reading it for over a month - my reading focus has just lost footing completely! This is about a botanist in South Africa (score!) who works for a seed bank, and travels to Brazil in search of a near-extinct seed. It deals a lot with family trauma, the histories and politics of both countries, and candomble - the latter which I had never heard of before. Hoping to finish it tonight.
    Suggested by @barefootmeds
  5. Static
    It's infuriating but very informative.
    Suggested by @lexie_elyse
  6. Static
    What Happened by Hilary Rodham Clinton. Half read; 8/10. Excellent, honest, open, fair, wide-eyed and entirely frustrating recap / debrief of the last campaign. Makes me more committed than ever to only elect women to all levels of government for as long as it takes so we can start breaking down these sexist walls in our culture and country.
    Suggested by @andersun
  7. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    Static
    I've only read the first paragraph but I am so excited about this one. I loved her debut novel Everything I Never Told You.
    Suggested by @sssssssss
  8. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
    Static
    Young adult novel that is a love letter to fandom, fantasy, and falling in love with a fictional universe. And sharing it all with your dad. Basically I've never seen a book that combines my love for Cinderella, science fiction, and geeking out with my dad, so cheers to you, Ashley Poston. 9/10 because of typos, but not so far as to say 8/10 because I think it might be self-published? But I loved it in spite of the typos, so that's saying a lot!
    Suggested by @cinderstina
  9. A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice by Christine Hale
    Static
    About 1/3 in. This memoir by one of my MFA writing memoirs is a beautiful piece, carefully and thoughtfully written. I'm more grateful than ever to have had her input on my own writing. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.
    Suggested by @readjulia
  10. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
    Static
    This is about my third time reading it. I love it!
    Suggested by @justjills
  11. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
    Static
    So close to the end, I'll probably finish tonight. It's good, y'all. Hard, but good. He structures the book like a church service and writes like the preacher he is. I appreciate his ability to call out racism boldly and explicitly, while also maintaining a loving tone that seems to say "I rebuke you because I love you and want you to be better." Definitely recommend.
    Suggested by @KikiHines
  12. The Montana Men series by Jennifer Ryan.
    Static
    I've read four of these cowboy 🤠 suspense romances over the last two weeks. Which is my limit for now. I needed some brain candy 🍭 (ie light, fluffy, easy to read) and these fit the bill. I have a low tolerance for romance because I'm cynical. I give this series 7/10 and will read the next one since it ends a family cycle but then I'm done again for a year.
    Suggested by @solitarygigi
  13. Static
    I've audibly groaned a few times in the first 50 pages. It reads like she was hoping it would be picked up for a movie. I wanted light and fluffy, but I got poorly written and edited. I probably won't finish it.
    Suggested by @DG
  14. Pivot Point by Kasie West
    Static
    Decent so far. It was available from the library when I needed a Kindle book for my flight.
    Suggested by @macnchz
  15. Things We Lost in the Fire - Mariana Enriquez
    Static
    Suggested by @lmc