But my two Trek novels were fun. They're old favorites. "Black Fire" by Sonni Cooper is a great Spock-centric book. Spock becomes the tragically romantic outcast pirate, Black Fire! Okay, that actually sounds kind of trashy. Er... But the other wasn't trashy. Really! "Ishmael" by Barbara Hambly has Spock tortured and losing his memory while lost in time. Nope, not trashy at all!
Anyway, sometimes it's fun to read Star Trek novels. They're usually books you can devour in only a few hours and while many of them are just so-so, some are actually quite good. Light reading in a familiar and comfortable universe. And they're almost like fanfic!