Some books I’m looking forward to

Looks like I’ll finish 2009 having read 19 books, only 5 of which were non-fiction.  That is a low number for me, but then again, it has been a busy year, what with the birth of our first child and all.  That most of the books I read this year were fiction is really not surprising.  I have been trying to improve my writing and one way of doing that (aside from writing) is by reading.  I read a lot of Stephen King toward the end of the year and will likely read more in the coming year.  Part of this is also due to the fact that I believe I read every single issue of NEW SCIENTIST (51 of them) this year as well as every single issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, and that’s a lot of non-fiction that doesn’t make it onto these lists.

There are some books that I am looking forward to reading this year and here are just a few of them, for those who are curious:

There were no 5-star books this year which may be a first.  The best book I read all year was probably Stephen King’s It, which I really enjoyed and came close to 5 stars.  I’m hoping I’ll find one or two 5-star books in 2010.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.