WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT (26TH OCT)

Post the title of your current read, a picture of the cover if you like, opinions, and if you're feeling brave, a rating out of ten. Please relist, and tag List App friends in the comments so they can join in too! And we'll do it again next week.
  1. DC Trip, by Sarah Benincasa
    I was so excited to see it on the shelves a little earlier than it was supposed to be out - been looking forward to it for months. It's the story of teenagers on a school trip to DC - what can possibly go wrong?! I'm half way through and it's holding my attention better than anything has in months. 😀
  2. The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes
    I LOVED Me Before You and One Plus One by JoJo Moyes, so I picked this one up from the library. I'm not too far in yet, but so far it is about a woman who wakes up in the hospital and has no idea who she is. It took me a bit to get into it, but that's because I had so many other books to read!! If this is anything like her other books, I'm sure I'll love it.
    Suggested by   @evak
  3. Science and the Indian Tradition by David Gosling
    I've only just begun so no opinion yet but I have high hopes. I've always been fascinated by India's generally-effective culture of ... uh ... multiculturalism. This book looks like an interesting dive into the cultural capacity to embrace science with the whole head in a deeply religious place. We could learn from that...
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  4. Whiskey & Charlie by: Annabel Smith
    I'm a little over halfway through this. It's really good. It makes you think about family drama and dynamics. It makes you question grudges you may hold. It forces you to look at the bigger picture. The majority of it has been sad and somber but I would recommend it. At 54% read, I would give it 4 stars with definite possibility for 5 by the time I'm done.
    Suggested by   @andlamb
  5. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
    I love everything Dillard has written, but this book has always been special to me. Tinker Creek is in the mountains of Roanoke, VA, where I grew up. I am going through it slowly this time, to better digest and reflect. I love the outward focus of this, compared with some of Dillard's other work. 9/10.
    Suggested by   @kait
  6. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
    Am late to the party on this. Only a few chapters in but am at a solid 9.5/10.
    Suggested by   @sam
  7. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
    After reading The Loved One, I've always claimed to love Waugh himself, but realized that might be an overstatement since I haven't read BR (and not, mind you, and overstatement of Waugh's writing, but actually an overstatement of my familiarity with his writing). So I picked up an old copy of BR at Capitol Hill Books and dived in this week. Only at the prologue, but I have a feeling it won't disappoint. Story focuses on narrator's relationship with the Flyte family of Brideshead Castle.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  8. The Clasp by @sloane_crosley . I'm not too far in, but I'm intrigued and I've laughed out loud several times. So far so good!
    Suggested by   @daci
  9. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
    I read The Raven Boys a couple of weeks ago because everyone on booktube loves it. I don't normally read fantasy but it was an enjoyable read & a real page-turner at the end. This is the 2nd book & I'm only 12 % in but enjoying it so far :)
    Suggested by   @helga
  10. Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas
    Suggested by   @alirmac
  11. Collected Stories of Rumpole, by John Mortimer
    Easy but delightful reading. However, a constant state of sleep deprivation plus a tyrannical toddler mean that I've been dipping into this on and off for weeks without making any real progress. Still, a nice one to have in the bag for those unexpected peaceful moments.
    Suggested by   @katya
  12. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
    'Decopunk pulp SF alt-history space-opera mystery' (from the dust jacket) set in alternate Hollywood and solar system. Beautifully written, quite amazing. I've had mixed experience with Valente's work, but this seems to be a good fit for my brain.
    Suggested by   @genrebending
  13. This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age by William Burrows
    SSo nerdy but great so far!
    Suggested by   @skrishna