Reading & Books

Books I Read in October 2021

I got a fair amount of reading done in the front half of October, but in the back half of October I got sucked into a loop of re-watching favorite old TV shows. I blame the second half of the new season of Leverage: Redemption dropping on Amazon Prime. Which, FYI, was pretty decent. The first half was heavy on all the goofier aspects of the show, and the second half was a little closer to the original seasons, I think.

A few months ago I read Gene Roddenberry’s novelization of the first Star Trek movie, which, for the record, was way better than the movie itself. I was hunting for something to read after Time For Yesterday, and remembered that book, so I hunted up the rest of the Star Trek novelizations, and those were fun.

They led me to re-watch the movies, which I hadn’t seen for, jeez, I dunno. Twenty years? Those were also fun. The Voyage Home (movie) remains a favorite for the sheer ridiculousness of it. The Wrath of Khan held up pretty well, and having seen both that and Search for Spock, I have to say, Kirstie Alley made a better Saavik than Robin Curtis.

  1. Briarheart, Mercedes Lackey
  2. Star Trek: Memory Prime: Gar & Judith Reeves-Stevens
  3. Star Trek: The Lost Years, J. M. Dillard
  4. Star Trek: Yesterday’s Son, A. C. Crispin
  5. Star Trek: Time For Yesterday, A. C. Crispin
  6. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Vonda N. McIntyre
  7. Star Trek: The Search for Spock, Vonda N. McIntyre
  8. Star Trek: The Voyage Home, Vonda N. McIntyre
  9. Star Trek: The Final Frontier, J. M. Dillard
  10. Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, J. M. Dillard

I also started The Night the Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage, by Drew Magary, but didn’t stick with it. I made it about halfway through and just ran out of interest in it. It wasn’t bad, and it’s probably an interesting read if you were a fan of his previously, but for me, eh. Just didn’t catch. 🤷