WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (1st May) 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 Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
    As soon as I saw this mentioned on a list of best May books on stylist.co.uk, I knew it was for me. Lucy and Gabriel meet at university and their love is passionate, explosive. But his dream is to be a photojournalist abroad—when he leaves her, she has to remake her life. I'm thinking that she's probably going to have to choose between the passionate love and the stable strong love, and of course I know what I want for her. It's written as a letter from Lucy to Gabe, and that works well. 8.5+/10
  2. Talon by Julie Kagawa
    Her Iron Fey books were a huge miss for me, but this one is proving more enjoyable! The slightly annoying dialogue is offset by the plot which I'm loving.
    Suggested by   @barefootmeds
  3. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
    I'm liking it but I keep falling asleep.
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  4. The Revenge of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron
    This is the compilation of books 4&5 of this series. Really enjoying it just like the first three! Fun fantasy series.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  5. Belgravia, Julian Fellowes
    Set in mid 1800s England &a Brussels, it follows a family through a couple of decades and a mystery unfolds (I think, I'm only a few pages in!). I love Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Dr. Thorne) and period lit set in England, so it's promising.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  6. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    I started it over a week ago and haven't had much time to get very far into it. I really liked the movie and I like what I've read so far. Hopefully will get more reading in this week!
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  7. Love it, as I figured I would. It's like a fairy tale for grown-ups! (I've only read a bit of Neil Gaiman before this, but I'm determined to read *everything* now.)
    Suggested by   @DG
  8. Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
    Massive memoir that is a lot of fun to read, and I'm not even a huge Elvis Costello fan. Great insight into his songwriting and record-living life. He can tell a story and has a way with words. 9/10.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  9. Stolen Words by Rabbi Mark Glickman
    I think it was recommended on here by the Jewish Book Council Library Listers. The first part was quite dry but once I hit the middle the book flowed. I learnt a lot. 4/5
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  10. The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
    This is a middle school book about an unconventional large family dealing with a disowned grandparent's decline into dementia. There's already a sequel planned. For those who don't know already - she also wrote Room. 5/5
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  11. Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles
    I haven't started it yet (I will on my train home from work) but I'm PSYCHED. Stacey's newsletter of the same name is a favorite of mine and I'm sure this will be great.
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel