WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (7TH MARCH) 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!
- •One True Loves, by Taylor Jenkins ReidI loved, loved, loved Taylor Jenkins Reid's debut, "Forever, Interrupted" back in 2013. This is her latest and oh my goodness it's so good. I am tearing through it. Once upon a time, Emma's husband Jesse died in a helicopter crash. She slowly rebuilt her life and is engaged to a great guy called Sam when Jesse comes back into her life. Can new love trump first love? I'm gonna be finding out soon and I'm enjoying the process.
- •The Broken Kingdoms, N.K. JemisinSO COOL. Jemisin blends mythologies from Hindu, Christian, Grecian, and other traditions to paint a vivid conflict that feels timeless and fresh all at once. This is the second book in the trilogy.Suggested by @srsharms
- •The Mare by Mary GaitskillSo far this book is really promising! I'm only 25 pages in but there are already horses 🐎 (I couldn't remember when I picked it up whether it was one of those novels with a figurative title). But the promising part is just that it's intriguing so far.Suggested by @macnchz
- •Such a thought provoking look on the construct of race in America.Suggested by @whatashleyloves
- •Soldiers Pay by William FaulknerPublished in 1925, it is a look at the country to which American soldiers returned post-WW1, focusing on a severely wounded veteran and his fiancée's family. It's full of drama and sadness, and the treatment of women and POC that was unfortunately so prevalent in the culture of that time. I'm about halfway through, and I'll tentatively give it a 6/10.Suggested by @booksforyears
- •Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah VowellSarah never disappoints and she's back with another funny and irreverent look at American history. Early days but I will give it high marks. 9/10Suggested by @andersun
- •Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe first time I read this book was probably late-middle or early-high school. I figured it would be a good one to revisit as an adult!Suggested by @KikiHines
- •All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrLate to the game. I was loving it, but my love is waning a bit. 7/10Suggested by @marcikm
- •Library of Souls, 3rd in the Miss Peregrine series . Very excited to find out what happens to the group. 8/10. The Woman in White: not sure where the story is going yet, but it seems like it could be creepy. 7/10Suggested by @jess3842