WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (28TH MARCH) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT

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 Gilded Years, by Karin Tanabe
    My fabulous author friend Karin Tanabe has a new book coming out in July, and I'm excited to have an advance copy. I'm about a third in, and really enjoying this historical fiction based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first African American woman to attend Vassar, which she did by "passing" as white. Great beach read - or it would be if this wind died down, get it together LA!
  2. Candide by Voltaire
    Re-read for book club tonight. Just as spectacular as ever :)
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  3. what is not yours is not yours By Helen Oyeyemi
    It is better than all the hype I read or heard. Mystical, enigmatic, lively. The flow and structure are lovely. The stories are longer than they seem while reading. Before you know it they're over and you're left wondering and thrilled.
    Suggested by   @wilmotwrites
  4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    Loved the movie and really liking the book so far!
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  5. The Winner's Kiss, Marie Rutkoski
    Stunningly bold, hauntingly beautiful, and heart-wrenchingly satisfying. ★★★★★.
    Suggested by   @srsharms
  6. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
    A thinly veiled portrayal of her own life, growing up as a woman who likes women when that was very not accepted in "polite" society. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and it's fantastic
    Suggested by   @nervousaquarius
  7. The Book Thief, by Mark Zusak
    An intriguing narration, giving some eye-opening understanding of the horrific events of WWII, Germany. A good read, definitely would recommend.
    Suggested by   @sheri_who
  8. The Shadow in the North by Phillip Pullman
    It's the second in his Sally Lockhart Mystery series. I am enjoying it immensely!
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    Just started it, like this very second. So many exciting books on my pile right now! Just finished Fried Green Tomatoes and really liked it.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  10. Samurai Rising
    Into this! Non-fiction about Minamoto Yoshitsune, written for a YA audience. I think I'd like more history and gruesome details but now I'm curious for mooooorrreeeee.
    Suggested by   @eijafayaya
  11. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
    I started it this morning and have only read about 20 pages so far, but it's the third in a series and I'm obsessed! Definite similarities to Hunger Games, but even better. I'd for sure recommend it to anyone. Red Rising is book one and Golden Son is two.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  12. Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
    It's the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada! I'm about a third of the way through (I read it on the Bart in to work in the morning) and so far I like it! Nice and easy to read.
    Suggested by   @evak
  13. The Girl With All The Gifts- M.R. Carey
    Just finished reading this 10 minutes ago and I'm so sad it had to end!
    Suggested by   @andlamb
  14. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
    Just started but it's already as lovely as I expected.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  15. Wait Til I'm Dead by Allen Ginsberg
    Previously uncollected and sometimes unpublished poems from the '40s through the '90s. I'm enjoying it but the I'm something of a Ginsberg fan.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  16. The Queen of the Night - Alexander Chee
    Only on the third chapter but I love the mystery that's being set up. Also love the setting (19th century Paris; I'm a sucker for a period piece).
    Suggested by   @stephani