WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (20TH JUNE) 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!
- •Fun Home by Alison BechdelGraphic memoirs are new to me, but we read this for book club (well, I read half, and still need to finish it) and it's a good one. Heartbreaking and fascinating. I still need to finish it. Endlessly impressed with the creativity that making this kind of art requires. 8/10.
- •But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck KlostermanHe's a solid contemporary writer whose previous books on pop culture have become some of my favorites. He used to write for Spin and GQ, so it doesn't feel dense like an essay. His new book focuses on how the world now will be perceived as the past and the questions it brings up. It touches on music, television, politics, and so much more.Suggested by @michellejennifer
- •The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternI'm only 2 chapters in, but it has so much potential. I hope it keeps the element of mystery—not just magic—throughout it. 7.5/10 but probably going up in ratingsSuggested by @LizDawson
- •Hamilton the RevolutionIt is magnificent. Especially as I am a history nerd and trivia nerd and it's basically like watching the DVD commentary of a book/musical. Plus, it's pretty and big and made of quality paper. Only like 20 pages in but it's gonna end high on my list.Suggested by @supercommonname
- •The Devil in the White CityPretty good so far, though a little slow moving. An intertwining story of the World Expo in Chicago in 1893 and a serial killer. Fun fact: the author, Erik Larsen, was a reporter for my grandfather when he was a newspaper publisher.Suggested by @aj_oppen
- •Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne JonesI'm about halfway through. It's a fun and easy book so far.Suggested by @macnchz
- •The Translation of Love by Lynne KutsukakeI am DEVOURING it! It's about post-war Japan while they are occupied by the Allies and undergoing political transformation; and also about a young Japanese girl looking for her missing sister; and the thousands of letter Gnl MacArthur received from Japanese citizens. I love it.Suggested by @barefootmeds
- •The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.A pre WW1 period novel about a lighthouse keeper off the coast of Australia. I weeped copious tears at the end. I'd definitely give it a 10/10.Suggested by @solitarygigi
- •Alexander HamiltonIt was slow getting started, but now I am loving it. This guy really makes you live Alexander Hamilton. Definitely recommended for those who love the musical.Suggested by @justjills
- •Bird by Bird - Anne LamottI'm only about 65 pages in, but this book gives me such a fuzzy feeling. Anne Lamott is a legit writing fairy godmother 💕Suggested by @goertli
- •Imagine Me Gone by Adam HaslettTragic and beautiful and also somehow funny. Gorgeous writing. Will probably reread; it's that good.Suggested by @molliekatzen
- •I just started this, but am already charmed by Arthur.Suggested by @bethidee