WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (19th Dec) 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 Wangs vs the World by Jade ChangI read Brit Bennett's THE MOTHERS so quickly I didn't have a chance to post about it here. Wangs came out around the same time and to just as much buzz. I'm only 45 pages in out of 300+ but I'm enjoying it so far. Road trip meets the immigration narrative meets 2008 financial crash meets sullen too-cool-for-school teenage daughter, which are always fun to read about (right, @keo?!).8/10 so far.
- •Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontëI'm reading it on my phone, hence the screenshot (this book and many other classics are free on iBooks, it's awesome! I think I learned this on list somewhere🤔). Anyway, I'm only a little bit of the way into it but I'm enjoying it so far! None of the characters are very likable but the plot is interesting.Suggested by @sarahsmith4
- •The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola YoonI read this in one day of plane travel. I loved the narrative shifting between not only the 2 main characters, but also the characters that were just mentioned briefly. It reminds you that everyone has their own story. If you're looking to get lost in an easy but beautiful Christmas break read, here it is.Suggested by @stephani
- •A Twist in TimeI'm making slow progress because I re-activated my ancestry subscription and keep getting sidetracked. But it's good!!Suggested by @jessicah
- •In the Darkroom — Susan FaludiOnly about 20% in, but it's very good.Suggested by @readjulia
- •Rolling Blackouts - nonfiction cartooning and one of my favorite books I've read this year.Suggested by @eijafayaya
- •Landline by Rainbow RowellHave read before and love it. It takes place the week before Christmas so I'm reading it in real time.Suggested by @victoriaedel
- •i'm 17 chapters in & im interested to see how it progresses it's a little slow but SUPER interesting in that it takes place in Louisiana and the main character is a plantation school teacher so yeah i like it just a little slowSuggested by @catharuin
- •Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBecause it's so preeeeeetty. And because I want to read along with the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast.Suggested by @marcikm
- •What Belongs to You by Garth GreenwellSo far very good. His prose is beautiful.Suggested by @DavidT66
- •The Little Communist Who Never Smiled - Lola Lafon9/10: a really fascinating novel of Nadia Comaneci. But dark.Suggested by @ellenh
- •the serpent king by jeff zentneri've been super slack with reading any YA fiction this year for my job, so i'm beginning to make amends. this is good so far!Suggested by @aprylhm
- •Mackerel by Moonlight by William F. WeldA coworker's boyfriend gave this to me at our office party. I know, so random, but the three of us were discussing books, and he had just finished this. It's about an ex-DOJ lawyer turned private lawyer's run for DA and then the Senate. The main character and narrator is charming and funny but amoral—perfect for public office. Reads a bit like detective fiction. Enjoyable so far. Fun fact: author William F. Weld as governor of Massachusetts for 2 terms. So he knows his politics.Suggested by @LizDawson
- •Rejected Princesses by Jason PorathThis book is SO FUN! Disney-style illustrations accompany stories of badass women from history and folklore who'd probably never get their own Disney princess movie.Suggested by @KikiHines