WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (2ND NOV) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT
Post the title of your current read, a picture of the cover, opinions, and maybe a rating out of 10. Please relist, and tag your friends so they can join in, and we'll do it again next week!
- •In the Unlikely Event, by Judy BlumeI've been reading this one on and off for months - I started it not long before I was due to get on a flight across the country and then realised that a book whose plot revolves around plane crashes may give me unnecessary anxiety. I've mostly listened to the first half (and the narration is good) but I want to try and read as much of the second as possible. I'm enjoying it, though there are a lot of characters to keep track of. No one writes teenage love like Judy Blume. 7/10 so far.
- •The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle WaldmanI am l-o-v-i-n-g this novel! It's smart, witty, funny, interesting, and I love that readers have a glimpse into the male mind (at least, this male's), although Waldman remains detached enough from Nathaniel that the secondary characters (specifically the women) aren't undermined—thank goodness. Feels like a study of the modern dating scene. Readers are able to critique both sexes in the book so far, and I'm excited to see where it goes!Suggested by @LizDawson
- •House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski in a Russian-nesting doll style narrative is a story about what happens to a family that moves into a new home, the man that writes about them and the man who finds the transcript. A good creepy read for Halloween-time.Suggested by @Stephaniegagnon23
- •The Silkworm by Robert GalbraithI haven't actually started it but I'm excited to pick it up after dinner. I read the first book this summer & loved it so I am looking forward to this one. 😊Suggested by @helga
- •A Moveable Feast by Ernest HemingwaySomehow I spent a semester in Paris without reading this one. Hemingway lived, wrote, and drank just blocks from my school, and the sketch he creates of Paris truly captures the city's unchanged spirit, as well as the intense, almost obsessive attachment it evokes in the people who live there. Almost a year after moving back to the United States, A Moveable Feast overwhelms me with nostalgia and transports me right back to the city I so dearly miss. 9/10Suggested by @leighton
- •Magic Shifts by Ilona AndrewsJust started this, the 8th Kate Daniels book. I enjoy these usually, they are fun and an interesting urban fantasy world, and the core relationship is usually depicted in a way I like. I do recommend the series in general if urban fantasy with a romantic element sounds like your thing.Suggested by @macnchz
- •What the Dead Know by Laura LippmanJust started, but I'm intrigued so far! I really want to dig into the heart of it.Suggested by @ebsquared
- •In The Woods – Tana FrenchI've been reading this for the past couple weeks solely on commutes to/from work. It's an amazing mystery novel, and starting to really pick up! So far, I'd give it a 7/10Suggested by @mlrly_
- •Church of MarvelsIt's one of those books where you hang on to every word. Descriptive and magical, heartbreaking and endearing. I love books about circuses because they tend toward the dark and mysterious, providing a glimpse into a world we only ever experience as spectators. And this one does just that, humanizing every single character and making it really difficult to put down. I'm definitely sleeping less because of this book!Suggested by @samandreacchi
- •Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, by a Box BrownJust got it from the library & haven't gotten a chance to read any of it yet but I'm super excited. My 9 year old has been hogging it.Suggested by @WhelmedDad
- •11/22/63 by Stephen KingI'm only on page 86 of this 800+ page monstrosity but I'm digging it. I give it a 7 so far.Suggested by @amieshmamie
- •Third Girl, by Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie's books are my comfort reads. I read them in between more "serious" books for years now, and I still love them, although I have read all of them at least a dozen times. They were also the first adult books I read as a child. Until now I read them in Dutch, but next year I am planning to read them in English and really looking forward to thatSuggested by @Nadyne
- •Faithful Place by Tana FrenchI've been working my way through Tana's Dublin Murder Squad series. This one kept me up late and then I got up early the next morning to finish it. 7/10Suggested by @justjills