But if you do want to read something before Destiny, may I suggest my TNG novel Greater Than the Sum, which is essentially a prologue to the trilogy?
Oh, I absolutely intend to, as well as all other TNG relaunch stuff before and after Destiny.
Also, i don't intend to wait until I'm all caught up in the 24th century before I get to your Rise of the Federation novels, so I was planning on squeezing the Enterprise stuff in there along the way. I figure reading the first two before Destiny is as good a place to start as any. But thanks for the advice, I guess we'll see how anxious I am to get to Destiny.