My suggestions for the new year are 2 books actually.
They aren't long. They're the first 2 books of a Trilogy by one of my favorite authors: Brandon Sanderson. They're quite entertaining and have complete Storyforms for each book. No cliffhanger.
Plus it'll be a delight if we can have Dramatica predict the overaching storyform for the entire series, thus guessing how book 3 might turn out.
Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
Won't leave a blurb here because y'know, potentially spoilery stuff.
Please DUG elders, let's do more books this year.
And if it helps, we can do the audiobooks. The narration is stellar. The narrator won an award for her performance.