WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT (7TH DEC)

Post the title of the book your reading, a picture of the cover, your thoughts/feelings so far and, if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10. Relist and tag your ListApp friends, and we'll do it again next week!
  1. The Versions Of Us, by Laura Barnett
    I really wanted to love this; it seemed like it would be right up my street. Eva and Jim meet at Cambridge (wheelhouse ✔️). Or maybe they don't. Three different versions of their lives ensue, Sliding Doors style (✔️), exploring the idea of "meant to be" (✔️). I was really struggling with this book in the summer, but I was struggling with reading in general this summer, so I thought it was just me. I've picked it back up and it's still slow going. But I'm determined to end up liking it!
  2. Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
    I work in political communications so this is more of a 'work' book than a leisure read. However, it is really fascinating and well argued. Maybe it will finally be the book that gets me to the gym/salad bar...
    Suggested by   @denesha
  3. The Invasion of the Tearling
    Political Fantasy. I'm really liking this book so far! It's the second book of the series.
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  4. Reinventing Bach by Paul Elie
    A little flowery but mostly beautifully written and definitely fascinating.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  5. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Very interesting and informative, especially if you read or watched the Little House series. Pretty big/intimidating but worth it.
    Suggested by   @laur
  6. 11.22.63 by Stephen King
    This book has been taking me forever. It's so long & there are so many details. I only have 130 pages left now & I think I might finish it tomorrow! 💪🏻 I am really enjoying it & I like how time doesn't want to be changed & all the echoes from the past/future. (I would probably enjoy this even more if I knew a lot about American history).
    Suggested by   @helga
  7. I read this series this week there's two other books fates edge and steels edge there just a really cool easy read and I got really attached to the characters and love the unique story concept
    Suggested by   @Bookthiefgypsygirl
  8. The 6:41 to Paris: "But Jean-Philippe Blondel adds a strong plot and a touching portrayal of how any of us might feel when unexpectedly confronted by the detritus of young love." -Alan Riding, NY Times review
    I just started...Has anyone read this?
    Suggested by   @ashsevans
  9. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
    She has a fun rhythm and train of thought style of reading that makes you enjoy being along for the ride. I laughed a good bit in the beginning, but now I mostly just find it amusing.
    Suggested by   @justjills
  10. Dawn by Octavia Butler
    My first Octavia Butler. I just started it last night but it's already so intriguing! Mankind has waged a nuclear holocaust with the few survivors being "rescued" by an alien race. Centuries later the survivors are revived and given the chance to re-colonize Earth.
    Suggested by   @femme_brewer
  11. Collision Low Crossers by Nicholas Dawidoff
    This book is so interesting. A journalist tells readers what actually goes on in NFL offices, documenting the long hours, complicated secret knowledge, tragic personal stories, hilarious anecdotes, and eccentric personalities that make a professional football team. I am having so much trouble finishing it though. Dawidoff faithfully records everything that happens, but real life (and a losing season) doesn't always have a compelling narrative arc to pull readers along.
    Suggested by   @Allys_on
  12. Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill Just finished it and loved it so, so hard. Dystopian novel flaying the concepts of feminism, worth, beauty and self-concept. Now, I'm on to A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, but I'm scared because of the emotional toll it's supposed to take.
    Suggested by   @wonderishmama
  13. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
    Literally just started this but it seems intriguing so far. Magic is based on dreams which is neat.
    Suggested by   @macnchz