Monday, January 09, 2012

The Year in Books

For Christmas last year (2010), my brother got me a Kindle.  I love my Kindle.  I wasn't sure I would love it, but I do.  And because I have a Kindle, it is very easy for me to look at my home page now and make a list of the books I read in 2011.  In order, even!.  And I do love a good list.  So here we go:

  • Life - Keith Richards
  • Skippy Dies - Paul Murray
  • The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  • Does the Noise in my Head Bother You - Steven Tyler
  • The Adults - Alison Espach
  • Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
  • Room - Emma Donoghue
  • Someone Named Eva - Joan M. Wolf
  • The Man in the Rockefeller Suit - Mark Seal  (which I started in 2011, but finished in 2012)
plus - The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini in regular book form.

Hmm.  That's 10 books in 12 months. Not bad, but I'd like to read more this year.

Yesterday I started my first complete Kindle book of 2012, 11/22/63 by Stephen King.  I have never read a book by Stephen King, or seen any of the movies.  But I have to tell you, I am totally into it so far (9% of the way).  So thanks to my brother for the recommendation.  I'm always looking for good books to read.

Now if I can just get some knitting going...

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

The only book I've ever ready by Stephen King was ON WRITING (I think it's called). It's partly an autobiography, partly about writing as a craft.

It's so engagingly written that even though I'm not "into" Stephen King, I ended up purchasing it and reading it straight through.

May I also suggest "Dancing Barefoot", by Wil Wheaton? Pretty sure it's available as an eBook (I have the traditional "paper" format of the book). Short, but well-written. Autobiographical snapshots of different events in his life. Much of the content reminds me of what might appear in your blog -- but minus the food things, from a young male perspective, and with the occasional swears.