I've Been Reading...

I used to be totally against the Kindle. "Oh, I'll never want one of those electronic thingamabobs. I love reading real books. I want to hold a book in my hands, feel the scratching of the paper as I turn the page, smell the mustiness of old books and the hopefulness of new books."

Well, I'm the perfect example of the adage, "never say never." Because now I have a Kindle and I love it. I absolutely do. I read so much more now that I have one. And, honestly, I still appreciate the idea of a real book, the idea of building a library, and the idea of browsing bookstores. But I can't beat the portable, lightweight Kindle that can hold thousands of books in one little place.

Anyway, this isn't an ad for the Kindle, though it probably already read like one. This is entirely to list all of the books I've read recently, mostly to keep track of them myself, but also to encourage conversation and to invite suggestions!

January 2012
A Hidden Witch by Debora Geary
A Modern Witch by Debora Geary
I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother by Allison Pearson
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
The Dirty Parts of the Bible -- A Novel by Sam Torode

December 2011
Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook by Matt Dunn
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo

November 2011
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley
Fire (Graceling) by Kristin Cashore
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

October 2011 
Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham
Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

September 2011
A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two by George R.R. Martin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

August 2011
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R.R. Martin
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Storm Front by Jim Butcher

July 2011
Bewitching by Jill Barnett
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

June 2011
Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Sugar and Spice: An L.A. Candy Novel by Lauren Conrad
The Hangman's Daughter by Pötzsch, Oliver, Lee Chadeayne

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