WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (29th May) 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. Starman, by María Perez Heredía
    It's taken me an hour to read 17 pages, so looks like I'm in for the long haul with this one. Decided I needed to refresh my Spanish and heard this one talked about on a podcast — I love a good story about Hollywood, but maybe a 400+ page novel that jumps around in time shouldn't have been where I started. Still, I am enjoying it.
  2. Testimony - Anita Shreve
    I just started it, so no opinion on this one yet but normally I enjoy her books.
    Suggested by   @MissJess
  3. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
    Just started it after realizing that I haven't read any of her books - correcting that wrong now!
    Suggested by   @sarahtee93
  4. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Just started it!
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  5. To Be A Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O'Connell
    8/10. Excellent long-form journalism among the transhumanists who are working towards uploading their brains/souls to the future, freezing their brains for the future, implanting technology and otherwise planing to get themselves into the machine to survive the Singularity. Has created a long TBR list for me. 😬
    Suggested by   @andersun
  6. Kamphoer by Francois Smith
    The title translates to "camp whore" and is about a captured woman during the South African war and her sexual abuse at the hand of a soldier(s?). Haven't read much yet but it's heavy and possibly triggering. But apparently a good book.
    Suggested by   @barefootmeds
  7. American War by Omar El Akkad
    A debut novel from El Akkad about climate change, a second American civil war and a deadly plague. I'm about 1/2 way through and I'm really loving it, even if it feels terrifyingly real.
    Suggested by   @shash