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!
- •The Versions Of Us, by Laura BarnettI 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!
- •Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass SunsteinI 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
- •The Invasion of the TearlingPolitical Fantasy. I'm really liking this book so far! It's the second book of the series.Suggested by @shanaz
- •Reinventing Bach by Paul ElieA little flowery but mostly beautifully written and definitely fascinating.Suggested by @gwcoffey
- •Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls WilderVery interesting and informative, especially if you read or watched the Little House series. Pretty big/intimidating but worth it.Suggested by @laur
- •11.22.63 by Stephen KingThis 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
- •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 conceptSuggested by @Bookthiefgypsygirl
- •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 reviewI just started...Has anyone read this?Suggested by @ashsevans
- •Furiously Happy by Jenny LawsonShe 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
- •Dawn by Octavia ButlerMy 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
- •Collision Low Crossers by Nicholas DawidoffThis 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
- •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
- •The Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinLiterally just started this but it seems intriguing so far. Magic is based on dreams which is neat.Suggested by @macnchz