WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (30th Jan) 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. Unconventional, by Maggie Harcourt
    This is brand new and not even officially out till Thursday, but Book Depository got their act together for once — and they sent me a lovely pristine copy which increases my joy in reading tenfold. (also, British books have a different feel to them, and that makes me happy too.) Anyway, this is British YA about a girl who helps her dad run fan conventions and she's going to meet a hot author... only read a chapter or two so far but can can tell I like it already! 8.5/10 so far.
  2. Getting Things Done by David Allen
    This is the best "how to get your shit together" book ever written. And, I needed this now more than ever.
    Suggested by   @ridwan
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    re-reading the series like a full blown maniac 🐉♥️
    Suggested by   @victralala
  4. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hadfield
    Part memoir, part lessons learned from space that mere mortals could use on earth (aka self help). It's really good so far! He really comes across as ridiculously competent but likable.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  5. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
    I actually just finished it yesterday. I did not enjoy it as much as the rest of the world. I'm no prude but I found the central relationship disturbing, the pacing wildly uneven and the ending felt tacked on to tie things up in a neat bow. 3/5 for me.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  6. Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer
    About halfway in now and enjoying it for the most part.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  7. The Nix by Nathan Hill
    I managed to have both the audiobook files & ebook come through at the library on the same day so I'm blasting through this book, thank goodness cuz it's a longer one. I absolutely can see why it's being developed into a series (and maybe with Meryl Streep?!?🤞🏼) Anyways, I'm giving it a 7/10 rating at 50% in.
    Suggested by   @shash
  8. City Of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
    I won this in an early reviewers book draw and it's really good! Supposedly YA but a lot deeper than some YA I've read in the past.
    Suggested by   @andlamb
  9. Whiplash: How To Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe of the MIT Media Lab
    (Live photo from inside my car @ lunch!) Excellent. 10/10. 9 trends to be aware of to live successfully through the middle of the 21st century.... "The future is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." William Gibson
    Suggested by   @andersun
  10. Listening to Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote read by George Guidall
    And it is absolutely wonderful.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  11. London Belongs to Us by Sarra Manning
    5/5 I loved it. It gave me a sense of London as the city it is now. The young adults felt real and fresh. I loved the diverse characters. It made me want to go to London and recreate her steps. Highly recommend. I read it because some one on li.st wrote about it but I can't remember who. Li.st is definitely increasing my TBR pile. 📚
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  12. I love Pilcher, and we are going to Cornwall in a few months, so I'm rereading and getting the British seaside vibe!
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  13. The Bell Jay by Sylvia Plath
    Juuuust started it but so far, so good. Drawn in by the main character immediately!
    Suggested by   @stephmaxw
  14. When Paris Went Dark
    it's about the nazi occupation of paris and it is SO interesting. into it!
    Suggested by   @megbarrett
  15. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
    Not that far in yet but sooo good and important and essential right now, I think.
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  16. I'm not very familiar with Schumer's comedy style outside of Trainwreck, which I enjoyed, but I'm finding her stories just okay so far. Her writing style reminds me of a high schooler and she repeats herself a lot. I'm guessing she wasn't allowed much time to write it, given how quickly the industry is rolling out female comedian "memoirs."
    Suggested by   @bonesorclams
  17. Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    I got her book and both of Nayyirah Waheed's books because they're on sale until February 5th. I like it, but not as much as I liked Nayyirah's books.
    Suggested by   @lexie_elyse
  18. Just about 20 pages in. It's got its hooks in me so far.
    Suggested by   @hillary79
  19. And I'm HOOOOOOOKED
    Suggested by   @k8mcgarry
  20. Police at the Station & They Don't Look Friendly - an awesome police procedural set in Belfast during "the Troubles".
    Suggested by   @jessicah
  21. & Scrappy Little Nobody - Which is awesome on audio!
    Suggested by   @jessicah
  22. the braindead megaphone: essays by george saunders
    i started this on my lunch break today; the titular essay is incredibly relevant to the current political climate and the role of media in a way that i totally didn't expect. i'm really looking forward saunders' upcoming novel 'lincoln in the bardo' & i'm seeing him speak at a lit fest in my city next month 👌🏻
    Suggested by   @aprylhm
  23. Interesting and disturbing. I thought it was a little slow at the beginning but really picked up. 8/10
    Suggested by   @kelrie