WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (1ST AUGUST) 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. The Inseparables, by Stuart Nadler
    It usually takes more than 1 mention of a book on 1 podcast to get me to buy a book, especially a ridiculously expensive newly released ebook (remember when they were 6.99 or even 9.99?), but I had a gift card, & @rebeccaschinsky had me at hello with this multigenerational story: a grandmother whose scandalous book is being republished, a daughter who is negotiating divorce, & a granddaughter whose nude pic has accidentally been circulated to her whole school. Such an easy read in the best way!
  2. Bring Up The Bodies by Hillary Mantel
    Pretty good so far! I liked Wolf Hall but didn't love it - it felt too long - but this seems to be moving a little faster?
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  3. The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
    So, yes, this is the worst title in the world but after finishing Sue Klebold's book I was looking for something frothy and found this at the library. And it is DELIGHTFUL. Maybe it's just that these are conversations I wish I'd had with my dad before I died, but I find them very touching.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  4. My Abandonment by Peter Rock
    Reading this for book club this weekend. It's about a teenage girl and her father who live in a cave in the woods in Portland. It's a novel but I think it's based on a true story. I'm definitely interested to research that more after I finish. I'm about halfway and really enjoying it! It's different from what I expected, but really good.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird
    I'm listening to this audiobook. I'm ashamed to say that I have never read this book. I was supposed to read it my freshman year of high school but I didn't because I was still going through my book hating phase. I'm just glad I could shape up and read it because it's really good.
    Suggested by   @lexie_elyse
  6. Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill
    I needed something short after the massive book I just slugged through (Seveneves). This book is a relief after that.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  7. Anansi Boys. Neil Gaiman
    Inspired by @ReadingChallenge list but went off on my typical tangent and read different book by author. I liked it very much. Expect something different.
    Suggested by   @jannychan
  8. Truly, Madly, Guilty
    I am about 3/4 of the way through. I found it a slower start but stuck with it because I really enjoyed 'What Alice Forgot' by the same author and I am glad I did because it's really interesting. I love books where it jumps from different times in the plot and different character's perspectives each chapter. I recommend for a quick summer read.
    Suggested by   @jennifer1482
  9. Wonder by RJ Palacio
    people love this book and I wondered why, so I'm reading it. reminds me a lot of Sherman Alexie's absolutely true diaries of a part time Indian so far. the brutality of kids etc.
    Suggested by   @boygirlparty
  10. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Upton
    I've read this authors other two books and enjoyed them. They are eerie, mystery stories with a touch of the supernatural. I like this book because one of the narrators is a child but it is not a children's book.
    Suggested by   @wilks4j
  11. Station Eleven
    I'm currently 1/3 of the way through this one. I had my doubts about it because I wasn't sure I could take another apocalyptic tale. But this one has a different vibe about it.
    Suggested by   @corksnreads