WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (24th October) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT SO FAR

  1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
    I'm about 3/4 of the way through this and it's so good! I make no apologies for reading YA lit - we were all teenagers once, and I'm not sure why English speaking publishing the feels the need to make this distinction. You wouldn't expect a book about a friendship with a girl with cancer to be funny, but so far it is - funny and poignant and fresh. The voice is a delight. Solid 8.5/10 at least.
  2. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
    So far: awesome awesome awesome!!! Kind of like a mystery. About a woman who is called in to observe and understand a girl who isn't eating had supposedly hasn't eaten for four months (interesting). However, it cannot compare to Donoghue's Room.
    Suggested by   @kellyk
  3. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
    I finished this on my flight back from Paris. It's such a delight! Old people books are my favorite and Mrs. Harris is so sassy and awesome. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Suggested by   @marcikm
  4. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
    About a Nigerian girl who grew up during the civil war and likes other girls. It's pretty good so far.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  5. The Fireman by Joe Hill
    I've only read the prologue so far. I like it I just don't know if I'm into reading a 750 page book right now. I'll probably still be reading it next week.
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  6. The Tao of Bill Murray
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  7. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
    It's alright so far. I'm not in love, but I'm only about 20% in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Suggested by   @shash
  8. Adulthood Rites
    So far it's not as attention grabbing as Dawn, but it's still holding my interest.
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  9. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    I haven't read this since I was little, but I figured a gorgeous new edition is a great excuse to read it again! Such a lovely story.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  10. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
    Would it make sense if I said this just doesn't feel like an Ann Patchett book to me? I'm about 3/4 through and I keep waiting to get swept off my feet, the way I was with State of Wonder and Bel Canto. Maybe that's unfair. I'll stick it out, but I'm disappointed so far.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  11. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
    Just won the Man Booker prize. I'm only 12 pages in but I'm sold. Smart, scathing, bitingly funny, and I have no idea where it's going to go but I'm on board.
    Suggested by   @meganriordan
  12. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    I had some uninterrupted reading time while traveling this week so I actually finished this one. I enjoyed it, but didn't find it quite as charming as Attachments or as emotionally deep as Eleanor and Park. Maybe it's because I've never been really into sci-fi, Harry Potter, or Fan Fic. The last half was better than the first, and it was still a solid read, especially for a plane ride. 4/5
    Suggested by   @NeighborFoodie