What did you read in 2023?


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It's been a couple years since someone started this thread, but I missed it.

Here's the Star Trek books I read this year:
  1. Star Trek: Prometheus: Fire with Fire by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg
  2. Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller
  3. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
  4. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust’s Latinum Lost (and Found) by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann
  5. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: The High Country by John Jackson Miller
  6. Star Trek: Prometheus: The Root of All Rage by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg
  7. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing by Una McCormack
  8. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown by John Jackson Miller
  9. Star Trek: Prometheus: In the Heart of Chaos by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg
  10. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rules of Accusation by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
  11. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire by David R. George III
  12. Star Trek: The Next Generation #7: Masks by John Vornholt
  13. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ascendance by David R. George III
  14. Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed by David Mack
  15. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Force and Motion by Jeffrey Lang
  16. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward
  17. Star Trek: Titan: Sight Unseen by James Swallow
Mostly Destiny-era stuff, but I did squeeze in a couple others, one very old and one very new.
Overall, I read 133 books:

Elsewhere, I was asked for my favorites, and here's a top ten (ordered by author):
  • M. T. Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
  • Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar
  • David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden (eds.), Twenty-First Century Science Fiction
  • T. Kingfisher, What Moves the Dead
  • Naomi Novik, Temeraire: In the Service of the King
  • Neil Perryman, Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who
  • Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight
  • Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow
  • T. H. White, Mistress Masham's Repose
  • Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer
LibraryThing did a neat year-end roundup post for me: https://www.librarything.com/stats/Stevil2001/year
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Non-Trek books that I really enjoyed in 2023:

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
B^F: The Novelization of the Feature Film
Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country
Heir to the Jedi
Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 4
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 4: I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It
The Maid
A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series
His Majesty's Dragon
Marple: 12 New Mysteries
Various Star Wars: The High Republic novels

Trek books that are still great in 2023:

Unity (DS9)
A Burning House (Klingon Empire)
No Time Like the Past (TOS plus Seven of Nine)
Enemy Territory (IKS Gorkon)
Rising Son (DS9)
Lesser Evil (DS9)
Honor Bound (IKS Gorkon)
A Good Day to Die (IKS Gorkon)
String Theory trilogy (Voyager)
Cathedral (DS9)
This Gray Spirit (DS9)
The Brave and the Bold duology (TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT)
Demons of Air and Darkness (DS9)
No Man's Land (VOY)
Doors Into Chaos (TNG)
Abyss (DS9)
Miracle Workers (SCE omnibus)
Avatar duology (DS9)
A Stitch in Time (DS9)
Diplomatic Implausibility (TNG)
Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan (general)
Millennium trilogy (DS9)
The Lives of Dax (DS9)
Tales of the Dominion War (various)
Hollow Men (DS9)
Immortal Coil (TNG)

The various Worlds of Deep Space Nine stories are all well worth digging into, and I should finish those rereads this month.
Non ST:
A Room With a View
Lucky Jim
Armies of the Night
The Right Stuff
London Fields
The Good Soldier
Don Quixote (in progress)
A couple of old sci-fi anthologies

Shadows on the Sun
The Disinherited
Yesterday's Son
Across the Universe
Elusive Salvation (in progress)
Read entirely (or finished reading) in 2023:

Star Trek related:
Star Trek: First Contact: The Making of the Classic Film (Joe Fordham)
Rogue Elements (Picard novel) (John Jackson Miller)
Star Trek: Picard—Stargazer (IDW comics series collected edition) (Kirsten Beyer, et al.)
Star Trek Volume 1: Godshock (IDW collected edition) (Collin Kelly, et al.)
Star Trek: Lower Decks (IDW collected edition) (Ryan North, et al.)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film (John and Maria Tenuto)
Star Trek: Resurgence (IDW collected edition) (Andrew Grant, et al.)
The Enterprise War (Discovery novel) (John Jackson Miller)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds—The Illyrian Enigma (IDW collected edition) (Kirsten Beyer, et al.)
The Music of Star Trek (Jeff Bond)
Making It So: A Memoir (Patrick Stewart)

Non Star Trek:
The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special (DC Comics) (Dan Jurgen, et al.)
The Kick-A** Book of Cobra Kai: An Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion (Rachel Bertsche)
Superman ’78 (DC Comics collected edition) (Robert Venditti, et al.)
Batman ’89 (DC Comics collected edition) (Sam Hamm, et al.)
Zorro’s Exploits (edited by Audrey Parente)
TV Inside-Out: Flukes, Flakes, Feuds and Felonies — The Backstage Blunders, Bloopers, and Blasphemy of Celebrities in Search of Success (Randy West)
The Orville 2.5: Digressions (Dark Horse Books collected edition) (David A. Goodman, et al.)
Superman: The Action Comics Archives Volume 2 (Jerry Siegel, et al.)
Direct Conversations: Talks With Fellow DC Comics Bronze Age Creators (Paul Kupperberg)
Superman: The Dailies Volume 2: 1940-1941 (Kitchen Sink Press) (Jerry Siegel, et al.)
The Annotated Abbott and Costello: A Complete Viewer’s Guide to the Comedy Team and Their 38 Films (Matthew Coniam and Nick Santa Maria)
This Day in Game Show History: 365 Commemorations and Celebrations Volume 1: January Through March (Adam Nedeff)
Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians (Jillian Rudes)
This Day in Game Show History: 365 Commemorations and Celebrations Volume 2: April Through June (Adam Nedeff)
Hawkeye By Fraction and Aja: The Saga of Barton and Bishop (Marvel Comics collected edition) (Matt Fraction, et al.)
The Greatest American Hero Companion (Patrick Jankiewicz)
You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry: A Hulk Companion (Patrick Jankiewicz)
Superman Archives Volume 3 (Jerry Siegel, et al.)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Suzanne Collins)

— David Young