# 28 and 29: unpublished book-length manuscripts I read and responded to. Top Secret stuff, yo.
#30 The Big Empty, by J.B. Stephens is nearly short enough to be considered a novella, but the concise chapters introduce multiple characters from across America, and how they manage to locate a utopian area of refuge. I will read the next installment. Great for fans of The Hunger Games.
#31 Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature, by Robin Brande is a book I resisted for a while, for some reason. The first few pages didn't snag my attention, but it turned out to be an idea I could have hatched myself. The narrator and I have some common experiences.