- The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown was the standout series of the year, with engaging characters and a captivating story.
- The Crowns of Nyaxia duology by Carissa Broadbent and the duology These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan were also enjoyable reads.
- The worst book of the year was The Becoming by Nora Roberts, which received low ratings from both the hosts and the book club.
- The book club discussions for Red Rising and Fourth Wing were particularly engaging and led to insightful conversations. Mixed feelings about a book can arise even if it is rated highly.
- Not all books are memorable in the long term.
- Book adaptations can be hit or miss.
- Setting personal reading goals can help with accountability and enjoyment.
- Podcast goals can include exploring different types of books and adaptations.