I did recently start the original Dune by Frank Herbert, and am presently halfway through. I've been enjoying revisiting the whole arc of the Dune series, and was surprised at the writing style of Dune after not having read it for a couple decades. I've been criticizing the prequels for jumping around in characters' heads from paragraph to paragraph, but Frank does it as much as his son and Kevin Anderson do. SO I guess they are following his style more closely than I thought.
So last year, I read the following books:
A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett - *****
BTW, this is post 1,000, so I've got that going for me as well.