WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (5th December) 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!
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    All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg
    Loving this short novel about being a single, late 30s artist in NYC. I'm also v lucky to have scored an advance review copy β€” it's not out till March. Also I don't think it's going to end in her getting coupled up, so three cheers for that. 8/10.
  2. β€’
    Find Her
    aka suspense smut. aka mindless brainless entertainment while I check out. 😐
    Suggested by Β  @victralala
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    Th Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    Got it because I was intrigued and curious by what @quixotic said about it, it was slow for me to get into but I raced through the final 100 pages. A bit too "parable" for me, but I liked the ideas and the boy's adventure/quest. I can see why it's re-readable.... 8/10
    Suggested by Β  @andersun
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    Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone ...late to the party but this is the series I'm reading with my 10 year old (we just finished Percy Jackson) and I love it! πŸ’œ
    Suggested by Β  @andlamb
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    The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
    A YA novel that intersperses fantasies and secrets. "It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom." The Dublin writer uses poetic language to tell of a month in the life of 4 students. A must read. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.
    Suggested by Β  @solitarygigi
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    You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
    I have a little bit of "famous comedian lady writes vague book" fatigue, but this is good and smart and she's unafraid to get real about feminism and being a black woman. And it's funny.
    Suggested by Β  @victoriaedel
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    Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Sometimes you just feel like you wanna read some poetry, right?
    Suggested by Β  @KikiHines
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    The Mothers by Brit Bennett
    Started on Friday so I'm only about 80 pages in but so far: very, very good!
    Suggested by Β  @marykathryn
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    Modern Romance
    Very funny & very informative
    Suggested by Β  @shanaz
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    All the President's Men
    It's good but a little slow!
    Suggested by Β  @lexie_elyse
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    The Kite Runner
    I literally just started it.
    Suggested by Β  @SarahMoore
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    Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
    Just started. Greek mythology bars which is super up my alley. Into it so far.
    Suggested by Β  @macnchz
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    Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    I have many thoughts - for example pertaining to how well-known the Wonderland universe is and how that affects a "prequel" like this. I'm really enjoying it so far, except that I'm not getting much reading done at the moment. πŸ™ˆ
    Suggested by Β  @barefootmeds
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    A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
    I am only about 100 pages in and am already invested in the characters and their stories. Can't wait to see where the story goes.
    Suggested by Β  @lesleyann
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    The Wicked And The Divine, Volume 4
    Be still my heart, been waiting on the next volume in my beloved TWATD series and it doesn't disappoint πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    Suggested by Β  @SpaceCase
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    Very light reading.
    Suggested by Β  @amieshmamie
  17. β€’
    Wildlife by Richard Ford
    i'm enjoying this SO MUCH. it's the first ford i've read and i'm wondering why it took me so long.
    Suggested by Β  @aprylhm
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    Dept of Speculation β€” Jenny Offill
    Forget the Emma Straub book! I admit to shamelessly scouring li.st for short book suggestions to help with my Goodreads quota and I found this on a list by @bjnovak . It is sublime β€” an engrossing and quick read, an abstract take on a marriage with the keen eye and wry, sad humor that reminds me of early Lorrie Moore and Amy Hempel. Loved it.
    Suggested by Β  @readjulia
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    Finished this on Monday and absolutely loved it (and her)!
    Suggested by Β  @skgehrs
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    I just finished 15th Affair by James Patterson & will start this one tonight.
    Suggested by Β  @MichaelRose
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    Call the Nurse - totally charming so far!
    Suggested by Β  @jessicah
  22. β€’
    Modern Lovers β€” Emma Straub
    I dunno, you guys. I'm about 25% in and I Think I may have discovered that I don't actually like Emma Stroud. I really liked The Vacationers but couldn't finish Other People We Married and I'm struggling with this one. It's just kinda...boring. Honestly, I have to finish two more books before years end to meet my good reads goal. Thinking of abandoning this for something short and breezy
    Suggested by Β  @readjulia