Welcome to the Seventh Annual BLOG Looks at Books Year in Review!
This year, I managed to complete 46 books in total, an increase over the 39 read the previous year. This number includes 12 Star Trek tie-ins (the highest this number has been since writing my last ST fiction), 1 non-Trek media tie-in title, 17 titles in continuing literary series, 3 short-story collections, and 2 non-fiction titles.
2011 is also the year I broke down and purchased a dedicated ebook reader. In the three months I have owned my Nook, I used it to read 10 titles -- 5 of which were published as ebooks without the option of a physical book. And in that period, I also continued to read paperbound books (3).
For the sixth year running, Ed McBain was my most-read author, as I finished another 4 titles in my survey of the complete 87th Precinct series. Following Ed were Keith DeCandido ( kradical), Steven Hochensmith and Dayton Ward ( daytonward) at 3 titles each, and three more authors tied at 3rd with 2. I also read books by 8 new-to-me authors.
And as my favorite read of the year, I chose The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown by Paul Malmont, a novel about Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and L. Sprague deCamp during their time at the Philadelphia Naval Yard during WWII, attempting to find a secret superweapon invented by Nikola Tesla.
How about you? Read any good books lately?