Books I have read in 2009
A list of everything I’ve read cover-to-cover in 2009.
1. The Farther Shore – Christine Golden — I really, really hope that subpar ST:V fanfic is the worst thing I read this year, because seriously, it was appalling in its awfulness. (New to me in 2009)
2. The First Man in Rome – Colleen McCullough — After the absolute awful that was the subpar ST:V fanfic, I picked up this doorstopper about a hayseed Italian with no Greek working his way up to being the Consul of Rome a record six times. It took me the better part of two weeks to get through the thousand pages, but damn if it wasn’t worth it. McCullough is a gem of a writer, and it was a delight to spend time in her Rome. (New to me in 2009)
3. Agent to the Stars — John Scalzi – If Christopher Moore ever decided to write about aliens instead of vampires, he’d write this book only to have the underpants sued off of him, because Scalzi wrote it first. It’s a careening little novel less about Hollywood and more about that point in your life where you’ve achieved a modicum of success and now what? But with aliens. Loved this book. Loved it. (New to me in 2009)
4. American Gods — Neil Gaiman — Again. First re-read of 2009.
5. Old Man’s War — John Scalzi — And we have the first author binge of 2009. I picked up Old Man’s War right after I put down Agent to the Stars and I had it read within twenty-four hours. Wow. Loved it, and I am not a hard sci-fi kind of girl. My one quibble was the Big Piece of Physics-Bending Technology, which didn’t quite hold up to scrutiny, but I am willing to let that slide because it was one hell of a ride. (New to me in 2009)