The 2009 Reading List

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Tomorrow I will complete reading my 65th book of the year, which is closer to my normal reading and nearly double what I managed in 2008. As usual, I saw to it I read new authors while indulging in old favorites.Of the 65 read, a higher percentage than usual is Star Trek titles, catching up from last year and still not entirely there. Five of the books on this list are my required reading as a judge for the 2010 Scribe Awards. Not listed here are the short stories consumed as one of the final judges to serve on a Nebula Awards jury.Among the highlights for the year include the engaging Pictures at a Revolution, about five films that showed the changes fortunes of 1960s Hollywood; Bill Schelley’s excellent biography of Joe Kubert, Man of Rock; Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book, George Crile’s Charlie Wilson’s War; Laura Anne Gilman’s Flesh and Fire, and perhaps most engaging of all was Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Beyond actual books, I devoured the usual assortment of newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, and comic books. When addressing the fifth graders last month, I outlined my daily reading, from print to the web, and there were a lot of dropped jaws. I love reading and can’t imagine life without works to stimulate the mind and enrich the soul.Behind the cut is the 2009 list for those curious few:Star Trek: TNG – The Sky’s the Limit Marco Palmieri, editorPictures at a Revolution Mark HarrisStar Trek: Greater than the Sum Christopher BennettMan of Rock Bill SchelleyStar Trek: A Singular Destiny Keith R.A. DeCandidoVictory of Eagles Naomi NovikStar Trek: Fearful Symmetry Olivia WoodsStrip for Murder Max Allan CollinsStar Trek: Errand of Fury Book 3 Kevin RyanI Remember the Future Michael A. BursteinThe Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian SelznickStar Trek: Titan – Over a Torrent Sea Christopher BennettNight & Day Robert B. ParkerStar Trek: Mere Anarchy Keith R.A. DeCandido, editorStar Trek: Mirror Universe – Glass Empires Marco Palmieri, editorCollege Girl Patricia WeitzStar Trek: Voyager – Full Circle Kirsten BeyerCrooked Little Vein Warren EllisStar Trek: New Frontier-Treason Peter DavidFathers & Sons & Sports ESPNWolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon Matthew K. ManningStar Trek: Vanguard – Open Secrets Dayton WardBrimstone Robert B. ParkerStar Trek: Enterprise – Kobyashi Maru Michael A. Martin & Andy MangelsVamped Lucienne DiverStar Trek: Troublesome Minds David GalanterSecret Identity Craig YoeThe Doomsday Book Connie WillisStar Trek Alan Dean FosterThe Last Commissioner Fay VincentErotic Comics Vol. 2 Tim PilcherStar Trek: TNG – Losing the Peace William LeisnerSummer Knight Jim ButcherCharlie Wilson’s War George CrileThe Calling David MackStar Trek: DS9 – Terok Nor James SwallowStar Trek: DS9 – The Soul Key Olivia WoodsTales of Zorro Richard Dean Starr, editorEnemies & Allies Kevin J. AndersonStar Trek: Mirror Universe – Shards & Shadows Margaret Clark, EditorFlash Forward Robert J. SawyerStar Trek: DS9 – The Never Ending Sacrifice Una McCormackSaint Olivia Jacqueline CareyFlesh and Fire Laura Anne GilmanSeeking Spirits Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Michael Jan FriedmanStar Trek: DS9 – Terok Nor – Night of the Wolves S.D. Perry & Britta DennisonThe Colorado Kid Stephen KingThe Entitled Frank DefordStar Trek: Voyager-The Unworthy Kirsten BeyerThe Professional Robert B. ParkerWriting for Comics With Peter David Peter DavidStar Trek: Enterprise – The Romulan War Michael A. MartinMalice Chris WoodingMonty Python’s Tunisian Holiday Kim Howard JohnsonStar Trek-Titan: Synthesis James SwallowG.I. Joe: Above & Beyond Max Allan CollinsStar Trek: Titan – Precipice David MackMurder she Wrote: Madison Avenue Shoot Donald BainPsych    William RabkinThe Man from Oakdale Alina AdamsStar Trek: Myriad Universe – Infinity’s Prism William Leisner, Christopher L. Bennett, James SwallowA Painted House John GrishamThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg LarssonDeath Mask    Jim ButcherCSI: Brass in Pocket Jeff Mariotte

3 thoughts on “The 2009 Reading List

  1. Hugo Cabret is a great book. The only problem is that when I recommend it to people, I have to explain to them that I can’t tell them what the book is about, just read it. Otherwise I’ll give away the surprises.

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