WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT (23RD NOV)
Post the title and author of your current read, a picture of the cover, your impressions so far, and, if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10. Tag your List App friends who might want to play, relist, and we'll do it again next week!
- •Fates and Furies, by Lauren GroffMy goodness, this book. I'd heard so much about it when it came out a couple of months ago, and loved the author event I went to - Lauren is smart and lovely. It's been up for numerous awards, too. Sometimes that's dangerous - over hyped books can be a let down - but in this case it's hyped the right amount. It's one of those books where the writing is so good I wouldn't care if nothing really happened, but things definitely do happen in this portrait of a lifelong marriage. A solid 9/10 so far.
- •Black-Eyed Susans by Julia HeaberlinAs a teenager, Tessie was found in a field, the only survivor of all the girls who were dumped there. Now as an adult, she is afraid she might have helped send the wrong man to jail, while the real killer is still out there. I'm only about 100 pages in, but I'm loving it so far! Plus the book takes place in my city, where the author also lives, so it's fun to read all the hometown references!Suggested by @KikiHines
- •Shadows of Self by Brandon SandersonMistborn #5. I am a Sanderson groupie. This is the second following Wax and Wayne and so far is quite good (only just started).Suggested by @macnchz
- •Asylum by Kristen SelleckHonestly, a not so well written young adult novel. I stumbled upon it when looking for books to read after I finished some non-fiction books about mental health. Thought I'd give it a try. To my surprise it's about the supernatural - exorcisms and all. I've stuck it out though and it's been...interesting.Suggested by @KateandDogs
- •The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonI found this novel at a used bookstore for $2 and bought it because I thought I had heard of it as either a short film or theatre adaptation. It's written from the point of view of a presumably autistic 15 year old boy, so its very interesting! I'd probably give it an 8/10 so far.Suggested by @julieuhls
- •Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriI've been saving so many book lists ever since I joined this app, and this is the first of many books I'm very excited to read 📚Suggested by @lizelle
- •We All Looked UpAn asteroid is going to destroy the earth in two months and four teenagers who were loosely connected become...more so. Pretty enjoyable so far, 7/10Suggested by @bkwmkiwi
- •Bream gives me hiccups by Jesse EisenbergCollection of short stories and even flash fiction by the actor & playwright. There are 9 sections covering various topics; if you can get past the first section which, while really good, is at times a bit much to be coming from the narrator's mind (a 9 year old). Still, entertaining and witty, at in be amusing and insightful. So far, 7.5/10Suggested by @LizDawson
- •The Chaos Walking trilogy, Patrick NessMIND-BLOWING. Full of stunning, gritty narration and just gorgeous characterization. This is a coming-of-age story that'll make you sit up and LISTEN. Am about to delve into Book 2 and I can't wait!!Suggested by @srsharms