Plain Kate, by Erin Bow
Oh, wow. This book turned me into a beautiful, weeping mess. Wonderfully written, you will be hard-pressed to find a book with a bigger heart.
The Northern Queen, by Kim Vandervort
In which a newly-minted queen discovers that ruling and leadership require a different kind of strength.
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop To A Coffee Shop: Scalzi On Writing, by John Scalzi
The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
At first glance, not a whole lot gets revealed about the wider arc of this epic in this instalment, yet it pulled me along and I had trouble putting it down.
Since there's a talking cat in one of the above books, I'll leave you with one who, while speechless, is quite capable of expressing his opinion regarding a guest's taste in John Grisham.