I luv my Kindle!

I ordered a Kindle around the first week of August 2010. I got a couple of emails from Amazon that said they had no estimated ship date for my order. Apparently they were caught short and had a real backlog. I finally got the Kindle on September 15th. I immediately began to order books for my Kindle using the $155 Amazon gift card I got from co-workers as a retirement gift. I purchased this Kindle cover with a light on it so I could read on dark planes and in dimly lit restaurants.

I have been on three beach/pool vacations taking my Kindle with me. I was recently laid up for a few weeks after foot surgery so I have probably read more than I ever have in the past. Certainly more than when I used to work long hours and only read on the weekends. To date I have read 34 books and have 23 unread that are loaded on my Kindle.The cost of a Kindle book is less than the price of a new release hardback so I tend to buy books that I might not have pre-Kindle and I am reading new authors more often. I do still buy some “real” books if I think that my daughter or a friend might enjoy and pass them on.
From my account on Amazon I can go to the Manage My Kindle page and see all of my orders by book, author and date.

My Kindle reading list and a few real books as posted on my Facebook Notes page.

If I have read it there is a * rating based on my personal reading enjoyment. **** is a really good book. The few that have ***** are some of the best books I have read in the last year.

212: A Novel

Burke, Alafair

***** A Dog’s Purpose

Cameron, W. Bruce

A Scattered Life

McQuestion, Karen

**** A Secret Kept

de Rosnay, Tatiana

*** Bitter in the Mouth: A Novel

Truong, Monique

Blood Vines

Spindler, Erica

Bone Cold


** By Nightfall: A Novel

Cunningham, Michael

**** Do They Know I’m Running?: A Novel

Corbett, David

*** Done for a Dime

Corbett, David

Easily Amused

McQuestion, Karen

Falling Home

White, Karen

** Georgia Bottoms:A Novel

Childress, Mark

*** Georgia’s Kitchen

Nelson, Jenny

Girl in Translation

Kwok, Jean

***** Greyhound

Piper, Steffan


Cassella, Carol

Heartwood: A Novel

Plain, Belva

** Her Last Letter

Johnson, Nancy C.

Home in the Morning

Glickman, Mary

**** Honolulu

Brennert, Alan

***** Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

Ford, Jamie

** Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel

Berwin, Margot

**** I Still Dream About You: A Novel

Flagg, Fannie

I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novel

Lippman, La

If I Stay

Forman, Gayle

In Silence

Spindler, Erica

Labor Day

Maynard, Joyce

*** Lake of Dreams

Kim Edwards

Local Knowledge

Gyllenhaal, Liza

*** Lost in Translation

Mones, Nicole

Love at First Flight

Force, Marie

Love You More: A Novel

Gardner, Lisa

Minding Frankie

Binchy, Maeve

*** Moloka’i

Brennert, Alan

Now You See Her

Fielding, Joy


Cassella, Carol

**** Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel

Hoffman, Beth

*** Secrets to the Grave

Hoag, Tami

Such A Pretty Face

Lamb, Cathy

The Book Thief

Zusak, Markus

**** The Brightest Star in the Sky: A Novel

Keyes, Marian

*** The Confession: A Novel

Grisham, John

** The Devil’s Redhead

Corbett, David

*** The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Durrow, Heidi W.

**** The Last Chinese Chef

Mones, Nicole

** The Love Goddess’ Cooking School

Senate, Melissa

*** The Mountain Between Us: A Novel

Martin, Charles

*** The Owl & Moon Cafe

Mapson, Jo-Ann

The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel

Obreht, Tea

The Usual Rules

Maynard, Joyce

Tick Tock

Patterson, James, Ledwidge, Michael

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Hillenbrand, Laura

*** Where the River Ends

Martin, Charles

While My Sister Sleeps

Delinsky, Barbara

White Tiger, The

Adiga, Aravind

** World and Town

Jen, Gish


~ Non Kindle books that I have recently read and enjoyed:

***** The three books by Tana French. In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place

***** Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

**** Blood Paradise by David Corbet

2/6/11 Non Kindle books recently ordered so I could give them to my daughter to read when I am finished with them:

The Weird Sisters

Eleanor Brown

The Red Garden

Alice Hoffman

10th Anniversary

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The Peach Keeper

Sarah Addison Allen

Lambs of God

Marele Day (older book, no Kindle version)

The Informationist

Taylor Stevens

4 Responses

  1. It just dawned me after reading this that I want, no, NEED a Kindle. I remember you waiting for yours – and now you can get them at the Fred Meyer. I’ve got stacks of books I haven’t had time (wherewithall) to get through until vacation, so I’ve decided before Palm Springs in June I’m buying one.

    A coworker gave me Maeve Binchy’s newest, I saw it on your list. I’ll start this weekend if I can find the time. I LOVE her novels.

    Thanks for sharing your list – I’ve read some you have and want to read others. Inspiration is good.

  2. Wow! Quite a list. We have similar tastes in books, so I’m going to print this out & look for the ones I haven’t read. I bought Alan a NOOKColor for his birthday–the method to my madness–he said he wanted on; I bought it & have downloaded a few books for him & learned to use it so I can show him–then if he doesn’t use it I will take it! If not, I’ll get one for myself!
    I took a Kindle out of the library so we could try it out first!

    • Ann, Like I said I luv my Kindle”. I’m reading a James Paterson now. It won’t take me long to finish so I can start reading a “real” book – The Informationist.

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