Reading progress update: I've read 33%.

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

Starting to see what all the hype has been about. The characters are beautifully rendered, and the multiple thematic lines are smooth and untangled. I can also see why it has prompted quite a few think pieces on the battle between "literary" and "genre." This is definitely speculative fiction, but not taking the typical path of the post-apocalyptic stories I'm familiar with.