I went into this expecting a quirky look at the world of animals that was just as cynical as the author's collection "Holidays On Ice" (a book I loved). The stories were kind of cute, but I never laughed aloud or even smirked. I found them a bit lacking in the subversive humor I'd hoped for. One story in particular, "The Mouse and the Snake", was extremely predictable. However, I do plan to read more Sedaris in the future!
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
My favorite book so far this year! I may write a longer review later. That's what I wrote for Goodreads. After thinking it over, I realized I will not write a longer review because I'm going to be too busy reading the next several books! I will say that this is the book that really made me start looking into reading more fantasy.
The Likeness by Tana French
I only stuck with this book because I loved "In the Woods". It was extremely slow at first, but I did eventually enjoy the character-based thrills that showed up late in the book. I recommend it if you're a French fan.