WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT (21ST DEC)
Sorry I'm late this week - being both on holiday and in a different time zone has totally thrown me. Anyway, you know the drill - post the title of your book, its author, a pic of the cover, what you think of it so far, and if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10, and we'll see you again next week!
- •The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey EugenidesI haven't been able to binge read this quite as much as I would like to - I think it's the kind of book that benefits from long stretches of reading. But I'm at the more relaxed part of my holiday now and I'm looking forward to digging in. I'm really enjoying got so far - it's witty and insightful and I have no idea what's going to happen. A solid 8, maybe 8.5/10 so far.
- •Fever - Mary Beth Keaneabout Typhoid Mary. very good.Suggested by @jennyfricke
- •also, girl on the train - Paula HopkinsSuggested by @jennyfricke
- •Undead and UnwedIt's funny, silly and light.Suggested by @shanaz
- •AnnihilationI put off reading this for so long because I thought it was going to be dull and laborious. I could not have been more wrong! 9/10Suggested by @TVAddict
- •Their Eyes Were Watching GodA tad bit ashamed that I've never read this! I'm still in the very beginning but so far I love how the language feels so warm and encompassing.Suggested by @jessnobs
- •Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith aka JK RowlingGood so far but creepier than the first two in the series.Suggested by @cw12
- •EssentialismOne line summary: Do less but better. I highly recommend this book.Suggested by @ridwan
- •On Beauty by Zadie SmithI'm really into this! I haven't read her earlier stuff but read NW last month and fell in love with her writing. It's her take on Howard's End, looking at two families with very different upbringings and how they intertwine. So far I'm giving it a 9/10.Suggested by @mattan
- •After You by Jojo MoyesThis is the sequel to Me Before You, which I love/hated along with the rest of the world. My face has finally recovered from all of the ugly crying, so I figured it was time to jump into the sequel. I'm always wary of sequels, especially for a book that stands so well on its own. I'm only two chapters in but right now it's just ok. I'm excited to see where it goes, but don't have high expectations.Suggested by @NeighborFoodie
- •11/22/63 by Stephen KingJust started it but it's already pulled me in!Suggested by @macnchz
- •Voyager (#3 in Outlander series) by Diana GabaldonI'm new to this, but I love sharing book thoughts! I'm 3/4 of the way through; it took me a long time to get through the first two and this one's no different. In spite of the slow going, I am enjoying it. The plot meanders, but the characters are solid as always. 8/10Suggested by @jb_piper
- •Versions of UsA love story about Jim and Eva. Three version a la Sliding Doors. Really enjoying but still getting use to keeping track of the versions storyline.Suggested by @DawnCloud
- •The Turner House by Angela FlournoyThis was showing up on so many "best of 2015" lists I had to give it a try. I'm not too far into it but am enjoying the characters. 8/10Suggested by @thesting