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Old January 3 2014, 09:14 PM   #14
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Re: What were your reading experiences in 2013?

In 2013 -- actually, from roughly late November 2012 to 2 January 2014, but I'm lumping it all in as 2013, because I didn't think to keep track of exactly when I started these books -- I completed 40 major reading projects. The breakdown is as follows:

Analysis: 2013

Fiction Novels (Non-"Serious") - 19
  • Star Trek: Vanguard: Precipice by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dillmore
  • Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Body Electric by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Never-Ending Sacrifice by Una McCormack
  • Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Stitch in Time by Andrew J. Robinson
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L. Bennett
  • Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III
  • Star Trek: Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Cardassia: The Lotus Flower by Una McCormack
  • Star Trek: Federation: The First 150 Years by David Goodman
  • Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
  • Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
“Serious” Fiction - 2
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Non-Fiction Books - 8
  • Confidence Men: Washington, Wall Street, and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind
  • American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
  • Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes
  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Ferrie
  • Socialism: Past and Future by Michael Harrington
  • War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
  • Empire of Illusion: The Triumph of Spectacle and the End of Literacy by Chris Hedges
Novellas - 4 (All from the anthology Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified)
  • Almost Tomorrow by Dayton Ward
  • Hard News by Kevin Dilmore
  • The Ruins of Noble Men by Marco Palmieri
  • The Stars Look Down by David Mack
Short Stories - 2
  • “Life After High School” by Joyce Carol Oates
  • “Will You Always Love Me?” by Joyce Carol Oates
Major Essays - 5
  • "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius" by George Orwell
  • "Why I Write" by George Orwell
  • "A Hanging" by George Orwell
  • "Politics and the English Language" by George Orwell
  • "Fear of a Black President" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Plays - 0
  • Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht (in progress but incomplete)
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946
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