Reading Goals for 2014

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I thought it might be interesting to share any Trek and non-Trek reading goals we have for the new year.
    My Trek related goals:
    Read the rest of SCE. I'm reading #16 Oaths, in the fourth omnibus right now.
    Finish the Vanguard series. I only have two left so this one should be done pretty quick.
    Catch up on TNG, Titan, and DS9 and stay up to date.
    Start IKS Gorkon.
    Start the Rihansuu books.
    Read more pre-2001 Trek books.

    Non-Trek Goals:
    Catch up on The Dresden Files series. Currently reading book 7 of 15.
    Catch up on The Hollows series. Up to Book 4 of 15.
    Catch up on Kate Daniels series. Up to Book 3 of 7.
    Start Women of the Otherworld series.
    Start Mercy Thompson series.
    Start Kitty Norvile series.
    Start October Daye series.
    Start Sabina Kane series.
    Start Rivers of London series.
    Start Watersong series.
    Start Syrena Legacy series.
    Read more Discworld.
    Finish The Hunger Games trilogy. I already read the first 2 so this one will be quick.
    Start Divergent series.
    Start Under A Never Sky series.
    Start Maze Runner series.
    Start Legend series.
    Start Maximum Ride series.
    Start Obernewtyn Chronicles series.
    Start Lorien Legacies series.
    Start Percy Jackson series.
    Start Artemis Foul series.
    I'll throw in some other stuff as I go along, but this is the stuff I want to have done before the end of the year.
  2. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Star Trek reading goals:
    - catch up on the 3 2013 TOS books I didn't get to last year
    - the first 150 years of the Federation book
    - stay caught up on all the books/ebooks to be released in 2014 as they come out
    - a big chunk of if not all the 14 numbered Voyager books I haven't gotten to yet so I can be done with them. this is going to be brutal
    - maybe the 2nd Shatnerverse trilogy, the Mirror Universe one

    the long term goal is to eventually read all the pocket books but i've got about 95ish of those left so I'm just setting some goals each year. this year was pretty much a wash, I barely got ahead.

    Non Star Trek reading:
    - I've read about two thirds of Charles Stross' books. I want to read at least 4 or 5 of what's left.
    - I've read 7/11 of China Mieville, I want to read at least 2 of what's left
    - The second Patrick Rothfuss book
    - A bunch of Cordwainer Smith
    - Some more Maigrets, I've only got about 10 left
    - Some more Hard Case Crime
    - Start in on the Montalbano's
    - Looks like Joe Haldeman has a new novel coming out. And want to start in on the short story collections
    - I've been meaning to check out Iain M. Banks.
    - Some Joe Abercrombie, at least the 2nd book in the trilogy
    - Stephenson's Reamde
    - S by Abrams/Dorst

    I think that's enough for now...
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014
  3. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

    Jun 9, 2013
    The Captain's Table
    Finish The Fall miniseries.
    Read the Vanguard series.

  4. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    Some goals...

    -Enjoy all the 2014 treklit releases. I plan on getting more in 2014 than in previous years.
    -Finish my KRAD Klingon re-read before his book comes out in May.
    -Finally read all of the Vulcan's... books including Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart. I only ever listened to the abridged audio versions.
    -Really break into the DS9 relaunch. I have all the novels, but have hardly ever gotten into them. I read Avatar in 2001 and Unity, but I haven't picked them up in years..
    -actually read Blind Man's Bluff, PAD's last NF book. I was saving it, but it doesn't seem like he'll be writing any new ones, so i might as well finish off the series

    non trek related
    -finish off my Chuck Klosterman collection
    -read Ron Burgundy's book
    -continue to beef up my 400+ large graphic novel collection
  5. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    Star Trek Goals:
    • A Singular Destiny, Keith R. A. DeCandido
    • Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III
    • Typhon Pact Book 6: Plagues of Night, David R. George III
    • Typhon Pact Book 7: Raise the Dawn, David R. George III
    • Typhon Pact Book 8: Brinkmanship, Una McCormack
    • Revelation and Dust by David R. George III
    • The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
    • A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack
    • The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
    • Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
    • Protectors, by Kirsten Beyer
    • The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
    • Home Again, by Una McCormack

    The Abominable by Dan Simmons
    Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
    Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson
    Proxima by Stephen Baxter

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  6. MistressforXmas

    MistressforXmas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    The Backwoods
    To finally finish the Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley.
  7. bfollowell

    bfollowell Captain Captain

    Sep 10, 2010
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Since I'm up-to-date with most current TrekLit except for Enterprise, I plan to read all new Trek novels as they're released. I'd like to read through the Enterprise series.

    As far as non-Trek related books, I'd like to branch out more like I started to do last year. I'd like to get through George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and may start using driving time to and from work (1.5 hours a day) to listen to Clive Cussler's novels. Beyond that I haven't planned out much more.

    It should be an interesting year.

    - Byron
  8. dansigal

    dansigal Captain Captain

    Feb 12, 2013
    Trek - I'm about to start Destiny (finally!), and hope to get through that, into some Typhon Pact stuff by the end of the year, including the Voyager 2nd relaunch stuff and maybe Vanguard.

    Non-Trek - Lots on the list, but when the Hugo nominees are announced in March I want to do a read of all the novels nominated for Best Novel before the awards are announced in September.
  9. Spocky8492

    Spocky8492 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 16, 2013
    Star Trek Goals:
    Destiny #1: Gods of Night
    Destiny #2: Mere Mortals
    Destiny #3: Lost Souls
    A Singular Destiny
    Losing the Peace
    Titan - Over a Torrent Sea
    Titan - Synthesis
    Voyager - The Farther Shore
    Enterprise - Kobayashi Maru
    one or two TOS recent standalone

    I'm not sure I'll will be able to read all of them, but let's try.

    And of course I'm planning to read a lot of other Scifi or Fantasy novels, but with no precise goals.
  10. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 17, 2013
    I just started reading trek lit last summer, and since then I have consumed quite a large amount of books. Mostly following the DS9 story arc, and all the current novels.

    My goal for this year is to read through the earlier Titan books, Cold Equations and Vanguard. That way I can keep up with the current line up of books due to be released this year.

    Beyond that, I'm working my way through the pre-relaunch DS9 books, and some of the collected short stories such as Tales from the Dominion War.
  11. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    My most immediate reading list is:

    • Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
    • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
    • Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA by Ralph W. McGehee
    • The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
    • Neuromancer by William Gibson

    From there, my long-term To Be Read List includes:

    • The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
    • Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré
    • Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill
    • No Logo by Naomi Klein
    • Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide by Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate
    • Anti-Capitalism: A Beginner's Guide by Simon Tormey
    • Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
    • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    • The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass
    • Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal
    • Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    • The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer
    • StarPlex by Robert J. Sawyer
    • Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
    • The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. LeGuin
    • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    • Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
    • Collected Short Plays by Eugene O’Neill
    • The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn
    • The Fever by Wallace Shawn
    • Essays by Wallace Shawn
    • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
    • Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner
    • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
    • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    • The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    • The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    • The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
    • Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
    • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
    • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
    • Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
    • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison
    • Plays for Poor People by Howard Brenton
    • The Churchill Play by Howard Brenton
    • Weapons of Happiness by Howard Brenton
    • Star Trek: Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer
    • Star Trek: Voyager: Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer
    • Star Trek: Voyager: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer
    • Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer
    • Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors by Kirsten Beyer
    • Star Trek: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox
    • Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett
    • Star Trek: The Lost Era: One Constant Star by David R. George III
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
    • Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature by David Mack
    • Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
    • Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed by David Mack
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Again by Una McCormack
  12. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    the only definite reading goal I have this year is to finally finish reading The Hobbit. I'm generally not one to give up on a book once I've started it, but I've tried reading The Hobbit several times, and have never managed to finish it. For some reason I find it a very hard book to stick with.
  13. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I'm about finished catching up reading the new Star trek books In the fall series. I hope to catch up on reading other New Startrek books and a lot of novels I've hadn't had time to read yet .I hope to read some more new novels by Ben Bova &Jack McDevitt.:bolian:
  14. Cyfa

    Cyfa Captain Captain

    Dec 9, 2013
    over the Cusp
    Well, my 'Trek related reading goals so far are:

    ~ Peaceable Kingdoms (The Fall), by Dayton Ward
    ~ Protectors (Voyager), by Kirsten Beyer
    ~ Absent Enemies (Titan), by John Jackson Miller
    ~ Rise of the Federation: The Tower of Babel (Enterprise), by Christopher L. Bennett
    ~ One Constant Star (The Lost Era), by David R. George
    ~ Second Nature (Seekers), by David Mack
    ~ Point of Divergence (Seekers), by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    ~ Home Again (TNG), by Una McCormack
    ~ Disavowed (Section 31), by David Mack
    And I'd like to re-read the DS9 relaunch as I loved it so much the first time (maybe following on with re-reading Destiny and the Typhon Pact series).

    As for non-Trek stuff, I've got a few books to read so far:

    ~ The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
    ~ The Woman Who Died A Lot, by Jasper Fforde
    ~ Alaska, by James A. Michener
    ~ The Bumper Book of Dinosaurs, by Keiron Pim

    There'll be others, but that's the planned reading list for now.
    Good luck everyone for your own reading goals!
  15. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    The woman who died a lot is brilliant, much like Fforde's other books. Enjoy!
  16. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 8, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I've been so busy since October that I've only finished two novels since. So my reading goal is actually just "get back into it" for now.
  17. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Oxford, PA
    As usual, a lot of my "free" reading is going to involve manuscripts for upcoming Tor projects. Today I'm going to skim a hard-sf anthology so I can write the jacket copy for it, and I'm expecting the first in a series of Deadlands novels, based on the "weird western" role-playing game, by the end of the month . . ..
  18. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 8, 2006
    i want to back and re-read all of the post-nemesis books including the "A Time to,,," series. My other big goal is to read all of the adult novels for the star wars EU. i started with Darth Plaguies, and am chugging forward. I want read thru all the main adult novels before Episode VII comes out.
  19. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I've already started making a small amount of progress on my goals. Right now reading a Dresden Files (Dead Beat), Kate Daniels (Magic Strikes), and pre-2001 Trek novel (Dark Mirror).
  20. Goentoer

    Goentoer Ensign Newbie

    Jan 3, 2014
    well, it must be all Voyager, DS9 and TNG incoming ebooks... and Titan if their still on business