I quite like lists of recommended books, especially nicely-concise ones. They provide self-contained reading projects. Thanks to tammabanana, I have Mira Grant's Feed, Charie Priest's Boneshaker, N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and Suzanna Collins's The Hunger Games lined up to read. They'd all been recommended to be before, but she put them together, along with a few others, as a short, accessible list which my local library's promptness made particular easy to follow.
First, however, I'm finishing off my first Greg Bear novel, a story from the 199th decade, which - for all its merits thus far which far outweigh - so to speak - this annoyance, featured early, light-handed characterizations of several of its female protagonists based on their weight. Also, it has a general lack of consciousness that this planet has more than one hemisphere.