The 2008 Reading List

For obvious reasons, I did not manage the same volume of reading this year as last, but 36 books is still respectable, especially compared with the average American.
Of course, that’s all atop the thousand-plus comic books, daily newspapers and magazines which include Time, The Week, Entertainment Weekly, Smithsonian, Geek, Alter Ego, Back Issue, Starlog, and assorted issues of this and that.
A look over the list shows plenty of my favorite writers turning up such as Robert B. Parker and friends including Keith DeCandido and Peter David. Every year I try and read new authors, usually fiction. I read several works by new non-fiction authors, and particularly liked Cait Murphy’s Crazy ’08 about the 1908 baseball season. For fiction, my fellow Media tie-in writer Crista Faust sneaks in under the wire as my new fiction author.
The To Be Read stack grows faster than I can keep up and hope to hit a better balance in the coming year.
For those who care, the list of works read:

Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik
Season Finale, Susanne Daniels & Cynthia Littleton
Deadly Beloved, Max Allan Collins
Stranger in Paradise, Robert B. Parker
Crazy ’08, Cait Murphy
Star Trek: TNG – Q&A, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Black Hats, Patrick Culhane
Star Trek: TNG – Before Dishonor, Peter David
The Ten-Cent Plague, David Hajdu
Star Trek: Excelsior – Forged in Fire, Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
V the Second Chapter, Kenneth Johnson
DC Vault, Martin Pasko
Neptune Noir, Rob Thomas, editor
Star Trek: Titan – Sword of Damocles, Geoffrey Thorne
The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Frank Rich
Maps & Legends, Michael Chabon
Iron Man, Peter David
Iron Man: Beneath the Armor, Andy Mangels
Star Trek: IKS Gorkon – A Burning House, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Candy Girl, Diablo Cody
Resolution, Robert B. Parker
Tigerheart, Peter David
Doctor Who – Qualities of Leadership, Keith R.A. DeCandido, editor
The Flash Gordon Serials, Roy Kinnard, Tony Crnkovich, R.J. Vitone
The Book of Lies, Brad Meltzer
Star Trek Corps of Engineers: Wounds, Keith R.A. DeCandido, editor
Star Trek: Destiny – Gods of Night, David Mack
American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
Rough Weather, Robert B. Parker
Mascot to the Rescue, Peter David
Star Trek: Destiny – Mere Mortals, David Mack
The Yiddish Policeman’s Unionl, Michael Chabon
Star Trek: Destiny – Lost Souls, David Mack
Watching the Watchmen, Dave Gibbons
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
Money Shot, Crista Faust


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