Monday, February 9, 2015

Book A Week Challenge - A Recap.

What fun this was.

There were times I thought I wouldn't make it.  I kept it simple by only reading books I had a real ability to finish in a week. Some books were quicker than others giving me some breathing room to tackle more challenging ones.

I also included two audio books that I was able to listen to while working.  They felt like a bit of a cheat but I decided they counted because I absorbed the information as if I had read them in book form.

A bit of a breakdown:
17 were Star Trek books
12 were non-fiction/memoir
8 were mystery/crime
7 were science fiction
3 were young adult
3 were literature
1 was humour
1 was a thriller

Below is a list of each book that made up the challenge.

1 - Angle of Investigation by Michael Connelly
2 - Monitor by Janice MacDonald
3 - Star Trek: Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese
4 - The Max by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
5 - Fifty-Two Pickup by Elmore Leonard

6 - Homeworld by Harry Harrison
7 - Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald
8 - Farside by Ben Bova
9 - Command and Control by Eric Schlosser (audio book)
10 - Wheelworld by Harry Harrison

11 - Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean
12 - The Last Quarry by Max Allan Collins
13 - The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
14 - Train by Tom Zoellner
15 - Redshirts by John Scalzi

16 - Who Could That Be At This Hour by Lemony Snicket
17 - When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket
18 - Star Trek: The Covenant by Howard Weinstein
19 - Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
20 - Star Trek: A Time To Sow by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

21 - Star Trek: A Time To Harvest by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
22 - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
23 - Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History by Christopher L. Bennett
24 - Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game by Alan Gratz
25 - Starfleet Academy: The Gemini Agent by Rick Barba

26 - Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack
27 - Starworld by Harry Harrison
28 - Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature by David Mack
29 - Starfleet Academy: The Delta Anomaly by Rick Barba
30 - Starfleet Academy: The Edge by Rudy Josephs

31 - Star Trek: Destiny: Mere Mortals by David Mack
32 - Star Trek: Destiny: Lost Souls by David Mack
33 - Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game by David Mack
34 - Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize The Fire by Michael A. Martin
35 - Ocean Titans by Daniel Sekulich

36 - No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
37 - The World America Made by Robert Kagan 
38 - Red Moon Rising by Matthew Brzezinski (audio book)
39 - The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
40 - Black Code by Ronald J. Deibert

41 - Insanely Simple by Ken Segall
42 - Star Trek: Enterprise: The Good That Men Do by Andy Mangles and Michael A. Martin
43 - Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
44 - The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
45 - Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein

46 - The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. by Steve Martin
47 - Star Trek:  Seekers 2: Point of Divergence by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
48 - This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
49 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
50 - The Martian by Andy Weir

51 - Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
52 - The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

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