1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I read this out loud to my husband (after about half the book we took turns). So that was fun, but highlighted some pretty bad writing. It got better towards the end and was ultimately enjoyable.
  2. Feed by Mira Grant
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This is such a great take on the zombie apocalypse! Bloggers becoming licensed journalists. Very well done.
  3. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. This was certainly an interesting concept, with a lot of basis is ancient Egypt. Intriguing. Pretty good.
  4. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. This was a recommendation from @ChrisK . I liked it. I feel like I wanted more of Ged's internal thoughts and character development. But on the whole, enjoyable!
  5. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
    QUIT. I'm sorry but I tried. It just felt inaccessible and a struggle to me. I got through 50 pages. I maybe could have struggled through but then I checked out some more exciting books instead.
  6. Year of Yes by @shondarhimes
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I LOVED this. Also, early in the book I was like "what, January 13 is my birthday too!" Highly recommended.
  7. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Jeff and I read this out loud to each other (the second after Red Rising). It was sometimes pretty good, sometimes pretty awful. Overall, maybe a smidge better than Red Rising? But similarly mixed yet somewhat enjoyable.
  8. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
    ⭐️⭐️. No thanks. 👎🏻😒