WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK (8TH - 14TH FEB) AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT

Share 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 and tag your reading ListApp friends so they can join in, and we'll do it again next week!
  1. Central Park, by Guillaume Musso
    Guillaume Musso is a bit of a phenomenon in Francophone literature - like Marc Levy, he writes highly successful romantic thrillers, often with elements of magical realism, and usually set in the US. (This is all very atypical of French literature, but maybe I should write a separate list about that.) It's been a while since I've read any of his stuff, and a friend and I have started reading this so we can talk about it. I'm not far enough in to give it a mark, but I think it's going to be good.
  2. Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
    I just reached the halfway mark (plane reading ftw! 👌) & I really like it. I like how we're learning more about Robin & Strike & also the way the mystery is unfolding. I'm a big fan of this series!
    Suggested by   @helga
  3. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
    Just started the second story. Seems promising!
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  4. Assassinations, Threats, and the American President by Ronald Feinman
    This topic fascinates me and I was excited to see this title on the new book shelf at the library on Saturday. So far very disappointing. Poorly written, poorly edited and it feels like his research was completed on an off-brand Wikipedia. 3/10 🌟s. Bonus points for including presidential candidates. But: Sigh.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  5. Home Is Burning
    A stunning memoir about a twenty-five year old man who moves home to help care for his father who was just diagnosed with ALS. Oh yeah and his mom is battling cancer. It's profane and profound and will make you laugh and cry in equal measures. Fair warning, if profanity bothers you, this is not for you.
    Suggested by   @bookchickdi
  6. China Dolls by Lisa See
    I just started it this morning and haven't a clue as to what it's about, but it's a mystery that takes place in the 20s I think in San Francisco's Chinatown! My sister gave it to me in my welcome to San Francisco bag.
    Suggested by   @evak