WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (30TH NOV) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT

Post the title and author of the book you're reading, a picture of its cover, what you think of it so far, and, if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10. Relist, tag your ListApp friends in the comments so they can join in, and we'll do it again next week!
  1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
    I went to hear David Sedaris speak a few weeks ago, and he was brilliant. I've only read Me Talk Pretty One Day so far, so I'm looking forward to diving into this one. I enjoyed the first story - I'm particularly tickled by his observations about Europe from an American point of view. 8/10 so far, though I haven't got that much to go on yet.
  2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
    My husband and I have made this a low-tech audiobook by reading it out loud to each other! It's been fun. We are close to the last section. Honestly it's pretty bad - maybe 3.5/10 and only that much because it's kind of silly fun at times. I must say that reading a book out loud makes you REALLY notice awkward phrasing and dialogue!
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  3. Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels
    A lady came up to me as I was buying this & told me that this book changed her life. I can see why. I haven't really been in a reading mood for the last week & a half so I try to read a chapter of this before I go to bed. It's really good so far :)
    Suggested by   @helga
  4. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
    Very informative, interesting, and funny but it's giving me a lot of anxiety about dating, etc.
    Suggested by   @laur
  5. Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
    Really cool and interesting fantasy- I kinda wish this was Dany's path in Game of Thrones..
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  6. The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
    This book has been around awhile and I've heard of it several times but this is the first time I've picked it up. I'm so glad I've done so! It's me to a tee. And it's greatly reducing my shame surrounding my reaction to many events in my past as well as giving insight as to why I've developed PTSD when others haven't.
    Suggested by   @KateandDogs
  7. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
    Just finished this one today, actually. Enjoyed the mystery, love the characters. It's kind of annoying that Jo is so good at everything she writes, even if the genres are completely different. I'd probably give it a 10/10! (Take that with a grain of salt. Some people in my book club say I'm too liberal with 10s. But if I like it, I like it, and I don't see a need to be stingy!)
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  8. The Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
    I'm probably a third of the way through and I'd give it a 6/10 so far. I've read better books in this genre (WWII England historical fiction) but there's enough of a mystery to keep me reading.
    Suggested by   @mhawkeyem
  9. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This is a re-read because it's one of my favourite books and I read it long enough ago that I've forgotten exactly what happens. It's still beautiful and v emosh
    Suggested by   @betsyb
  10. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    This is my first time reading any Atwood, I know I'm really behind on this one. Just started it and can't wait to get deeper into the story.
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  11. A Little Life by Yanigihara. Completely relevant to my work. A heartbreaking story of how hard it is to recover from sexual abuse. Beautifully written but she needed a good editor
    Suggested by   @ouizoid