WHAT WE'RE READING THIS WEEK AND WHAT WE THINK OF IT SO FAR

Post the title, author and cover of your current read, your thoughts so far, and, if you're feeling brave, a mark out of 10. Relist, tag your ListApp reader friends, and we'll do it again next week!
  1. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
    I'm so lucky to have snagged a digital review copy of this much lauded, much anticipated book (out 13th September). I'm about half way through this tale of two families who broke apart and reconstituted after a guy brings alcohol to a christening and ends up kissing the baby's mother. It's so well written, such a pleasure to read. A solid 8.6/10 so far.
  2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  3. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Lianne Moriarty
    Guys, I love this author so much. This is her latest release and apparently Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman already have their production companies all over this. I read a lot today, mainly because her writing is so fluid and keeps me wanting more. The book alternates between the past and the present to reveal big moments that changed everyone's lives at a neighborhood BBQ. I just found out one secret and I have to keep reading to get the rest. So far 8.5/10, with ~150 pages to go.
    Suggested by   @skgehrs
  4. The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
    I've really only read the introduction so far, but I'm making my way through books on a suggested reading list from the Liturgists podcast, "Black and White: Racism in America." (In case anyone wants to listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-liturgists-podcast/id903433534?mt=2&i=365824142) The others I've read have been hard and great, and I expect the same from this one.
    Suggested by   @KikiHines
  5. Faust (Part 1) by Goethe
    Made me sad.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  6. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
    I'm actually reading this for a class but it is so intriguing and so important! Basically this guy is giving us all the dirty details of his job as an EHM where he would create a plan for 3rd world countries to build some type of infrastructure to help them modernize and then set them up with a massive loan they could never pay back so they're forever indebted to the US. Not usually the material I enjoy reading but it's really sucked me in this week &def important to be aware of what's happening
    Suggested by   @calliestorie
  7. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild
    My husband randomly picked this up from the library and liked it, so I've now just started it. It's about a lost artistic masterpiece.
    Suggested by   @macnchz
  8. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
    I bought this when going on a Kindle order binge and started reading it a couple nights ago. I enjoy Hepola's voice and brutal honesty, that has the vulnerable but strong rawness of a source that is finally opening up and coming to terms with where she's been, what's happened to her, and what's she's done not only to the world, but also to herself.
    Suggested by   @natalieruth
  9. Bettyville by George Hodgman
    A beautiful memoir about a man caring for his aging mother. The author is also from very near where I live.
    Suggested by   @kelrie
  10. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
    I am only a few chapters in, but I adore this book already. The narrator is insightful and delightful, and the novel—her journal as she practiced her writing so she can someday be a novelist herself—is both poignant and amusing. 9/10 so far.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson