I have recently acquired a Kindle and since my last book list update, I have read the following – possibly some of my last – physical books:
- The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
- The Coldest Winter Ever by Souljah Sister
- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
- The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah
But now on my Kindle, with a little generosity of peers, I have built up the following e-book reading list:
- Swamplandia! by Karen Russell which I am presently reading now
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
- Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
- To the End of the Land by David Grossman (which I have already started and temporarily abandoned in hardcopy)
- A Life Full of Holes: A novel by Dress Ben Hamed Charhadi as recorded and translated by Paul Bowles.
I hope to write further about the differences between reading e-books as opposed to the “ real thing”, but for now will only say that the biggest disadvantage of the e-book in terms of “user experience” is that you have to close your book (ie, shut off all electronic devices) during take-off and landing.