Books Read in January

Photo by César Viteri

Here are a list of books that I’ve read in January. It was more than I thought I would make it through, but there are a few caveats, I’ll explain below.

I heard you like Star Wars

I’ve been on a Star Wars novel kick for almost a year now. I’m not sure why I’ve gone so deep into it, but I really like reading the content.

Recently, I’ve also started reading Star Wars comic books (mostly volumes/graphic novels). I haven’t read individual issues in a long time. I prefer reading the entire story arc in a single convenient location.

How and why so many?

There are a lot of books on the list. When I grabbed a number of them (for my Kindle) for free, I hadn’t realized that they were more short stories rather than novels. Smuggler’s Run…, High Noon…, The Crimson Corsair…, and Before the Awakening were all more like short stories. I still read through them and enjoyed them.

Why are you including comic books?

I dunno, why not. They aren’t individual issues, they are full length graphic novels. I don’t think I would include individual issues.

When I was growing up, I read tons of comic books. I used to spend days with my friends at the local comic book store. We would read them, trade them, talk about them. It was a big part of my childhood. So why not include them.

What are you reading now?

I currently have three books going. A Kindle book, audiobook and comic. I’m taking a short break from Star Wars content (other than the comic), but I expect that I’ll get back to them soon enough. You’ll just have to wait until next month to find out.

Most/Least favorites of the month?

My favorite book this month was Bloodline. It gave some nice insight on what happened in the Star Wars universe between the end of Empire’s End (post Return of the Jedi) and The Force Awakens.

My least favorite book this month was Brave New World. There were parts of the book that I really enjoyed, but there were a lot that I didn’t. The concept (a dystopian future) was interesting, but it just wasn’t my style or taste. I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly I didn’t enjoy, but there was something.

I’m still at it. Reading every day. I’m hoping that I can reach at least one of my 2018 goals.