Crud, my post was the last on the previous page. To the OP, an important point I wanted to make was that if there are any particularly elements from the Abrams movies that you are curious about, people on here can guide you to books that offer variations on the story material you are interested in exploring.
^As I said, they never explicitly said they used ideas from those novels as a basis for writing the movie, at least not in the interview I'm aware of and that I linked to above; they just said they liked those novels. Certainly there is some sign of novel influence in their use of novel-coined first names for Kirk's parents and Uhura, but beyond that we can't be sure.
I was writing out my post before I saw that. What can you do?