WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (22nd - 29th 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. Writing Great Books For Young Adults
    I've been reading this on and off (mostly off) since the beginning of the year. One of my novels has a pre-teen character in it to whom I'd love to give a spin-off novel of her own - not least because I love the world I've created. I don't know if it's for me - it's been so long since I was a teenager and I don't really have teens in my life - so hopefully this can help me figure it out! Good so far. A solid 8/10.
  2. Started this 20 minutes ago. So far it's pretty cute - about a fat girl figuring out her love life, sex life, life life.
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  3. The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    I had recently started this before my trip but didn't take it with me. Just getting back into it. Decent so far.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  4. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
    Only 10 pages in, but excited to read more! I read The Good Girl by the same author and loved it, so I'm expecting good things from this one as well.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
    I read this in one sitting last week and have been thinking about it constantly ever since
    Suggested by   @littlegreen
  6. Road Allowance Kitten by Wilfred Burton. Illustrated by Christina Johns. Translated by Norman Fleury.
    Imagine being told to leave your home without your pet. Based on a true story, the book gives readers a glimpse into the history of the Metis in Saskatchewan. The picture book is written in both English and Michif. Included is a CD of the book spoken in both languages. The story made me cry. It is horrible what we did and continue to do to our indigenous neighbours. 5/5
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  7. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    About half way through and it is both devastating and inspiring, sometimes all within the same sentence.
    Suggested by   @readjulia