WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (25TH APRIL) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT SO 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! (Sorry for the late post this week - not sure what happened there!)
  1. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
    This little book of quotes is full of wisdom.
  2. Patience by Daniel Clowes
    I've been trying to learn to love graphic novels for a few years now and his one looked promising, what with the rave reviews about its tight narrative structure, its all-star author/artist and its time travel plot. And I've yet to find a graphic novel to blow my mind as I hope one will based on their fans' love for them. Perhaps my expectations are too high? This one is a revenge story that doesn't feel original and that leaves me cold. So I didn't enjoy it, even tho it's swell to look at.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  3. Pippi Longstocking
    I needed a little break from real books that I have to think during and found the series last time I was at my parents and had to take it! Def 10/10 recommend.
    Suggested by   @afrand3
  4. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld!!!!!
    It's living up to the hype!!!!!!!!!
    Suggested by   @evak
  5. Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
    This is a fascinating true story. I heard an interview with Martin and had to read the book. I'm not quite half way in and find it really interesting. I work in Special Ed and this really makes me think.
    Suggested by   @pili_ervin
  6. What is not yours is not yours by Helen Oyeyemi
    So, so magical and brilliant.
    Suggested by   @qimster
  7. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
    I'm a fan of Neil but this collection has a really smarmy prologue about all the times people asked him to write stories, including the time he blew off his daughter and delivered her only birthday wish 6 months late? Hm.
    Suggested by   @boygirlparty
  8. Blackout by Mira Grant
    This is the third in a series about bloggers in the zombie apocalypse. I'm digging it!
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
    I'm only about 20 pages in, but I read the first book in this series (The Raven Boys) last week and tore through the second (The Dream Thieves) in the past 3 days. So I think it's safe to say that will like this book. I give the series so far a 9/10.
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  10. The Lake House by Kate Morton
    This is the first Kate Morton book I've read, and I thought it was excellent. I am still thinking about the characters—they are complex and really well done. I was hooked until the very end. It wrapped up just a little too neatly for my taste. Solid 4/5 stars.
    Suggested by   @lindseycornett
  11. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    This book has been sitting unread on my shelf for probably close to 10 years. Bless Lin-Manuel Miranda for making me finally want to dive in because it's so good! Only 600 pages left to go!
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  12. Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
    I had trouble getting into The Queen of the Night, so I set it aside and went back to Chee's first novel which, so far, is lovely.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  13. The House of Spirits
    I've been meaning to read Isabel Allende and this felt like the perfect gateway book. It's a great epic novel about a family with great storytelling.
    Suggested by   @mvkeane
  14. Be Frank With Me
    Finishing this up tonight, and it has been so delightful and sharply written. Very indelible characters. Highly recommend.
    Suggested by   @aswinn