Originally Posted by Steve B.
Actually hearing them described as junk food makes me feel better. I was thinking male romance novels.
That said, to have credit for 60 books you need to list all of them and give us a short summary.
We are snobby intellectuals on (what is often) a snobby forum
Everyone needs junk food books and movies; guilty pleasures.
As for the full list,I like this thread, first time checking it out, so I'll write down whatever I've just finished, and add in a couple read previously.
Previously read this year:
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan: A cyber-punk/science fiction/detective novel I received as a gift from my Secret Santa. Absolutely amazing, with a main character who is more then simply a hard-boiled detective or killer, but rather a thinking man whose greatest feats are more cerebral. Similar somewhat to the basic premise of Jack Reacher novels (ex-Soldier/killer, dragged in over his head), but with a plot and enough twists to make you think. If you liked Blade Runner, or enjoy sci-fi, check it out.
Broken Angels by Richard Morgan: Sequel to Altered Carbon. As you're already introduced to the character in the earlier work, I find this novel somewhat less personal, and jumps into action with less of an introduction to the world. This future, an extremely interesting place, is part of what made the first novel such an amazing work. The central conceit was humanities ability to "digitize" themselves (their mind/being) and transport this conciousness to empty bodies or "sleeves", and as such the practical and moral implications of such a technology. This tool was given much less of a central role this time around, and at first I thought this novel to suffer from exclusion. However, the author more than makes up for it, but exploring more of the universe and the alien history within it.