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I’ll admit, I love a paper book.  I love to leave my previous airline tickets as bookmarks and highlight or underline my favorite parts.  I love stacking them on the bookshelf and glancing at them, remembering the intense plot lines or funny parts of biographies.

But the problem is that I never read them twice, and ultimately they crowd up my house sitting in stacks because I can’t part with them.  The reality is that my bookshelf is currently full and I’m not looking to add to the collection, and therefore have been dragging my feet when there are so many books I want to read.  SO, when the opportunity came to team up with Amazon to try the Kindle, I was all about it.  It’s something I’ve been thinking about trying for almost a year but couldn’t take the final step to take the plunge.

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After reading books on it for over a month, I’ve got to say I’m into it.  I’m finally making a laundry list of the books I’ve wanted to read for months so I thought I’d share my top picks with you!

Sidenote – for those of you traveling, you can also download travel guide e-books to your kindle.  I would never think to do that, but it’s genius!

books to read in 2015

 

1. Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

2. Peter Nichols’s The Rocks

3. Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive

4. Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl

5. Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places

6. Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I’m actually reading this now and it’s hysterical –

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What have you read this summer that you would recommend?  I’m making it a priority to read more (I’ve always loved having my nose in books but not like… intellectual ones, more like Harlan Coben mysteries, #guilty) and would love to hear your picks!  This year my favorite picks have been DVF’s The Woman I Wanted To Be (absolutely amazing), Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train and Andy Cohen’s The Andy Cohen Diaries.  LOVED all of them – although I confess The Girl on the Train was my least favorite… I think there was so much hype around it I expected something different.

Thanks so much for reading and sharing! XO –

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  1. Having such a hard time switching from a paper book! I love reading and need to switch to the kindle.
    Rebecca
    polkadotsandhistoricspots.com

  2. Your pup is so cute! I’m a sucker for “beachy reads”. Reading Borrowed and Blue by Emily Giffin right now. I know it’s an oldy! I also love everything and anything by Sarah Addison Allen.

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

  3. Good list already! You should add “The Knockoff,” and since you’re a food-lover I think you’d like Jim Gaffigan’s “Food: A Love Story” (it reads like a hilarious stand-up act).

  4. I had a hard time making the switch too, but since I did I’ve never looked back since. It’s really useful, esp because you can sync your kindle with the Kindle app on your phone so even if you don’t have your Kindle with you, you can keep reading on your phone if you’re out and about. Some of the books I’ve read this summer are “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty (it’s not the secret you think, btw!), who wrote “What Alice Forgot” which if you haven’t read is really good too. “Where They Found Her” and “My Sister’s Grave” are two others that we’ve read this summer in my book/wine club! 🙂 Let me know if you end up reading any of these and what you think!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  5. I LOVE your sweater – and I have never owned a Kindle, but I think it would be great for reading. Also, how cute is your DOG?!

    1. Thank you Rachel – I’m obsessed with this sweater too! Bailey thinks she needs a dog agent – let me know if you know of one (JUST kidding!)!

  6. I love paper books like you, so I’ve been hesitant to get a Kindle. Although, I admit a Kindle would make reading on a bus or train much more convenient. Not to mention it would save lots of space! The Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler books have been on my list for a long time. I’ve heard they are amazing!

    -Nicole
    Meet Me in Midtown

  7. I’m about to read “Out Came The Sun…” by Mariel Hemingway…which is about her family – the depression, addictions, suicides etc — it sounds heavy perhaps, but I think it’ll be fascinating!

    1. HAHAHA ok thank you for making my day – it’s hot water with lemon. I try to drink it every day!

  8. Bailey! That first pic of her …. her expression is priceless … like she is saying “Ok, enough reading Mom, let’s go to the beach!”

  9. You’re completely right, nothing beats the feel of a real book. But a kindle is such a lifesaver when taking trips to lighten the load. Love this post!

  10. Your dog is so cute! I love paper, too, but read most often on my ipad. I do find my eyes get tired faster reading with it though. I recently finished the Luckiest Girl Alive and really enjoyed it.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  11. I love my kindle too! I got an iPad as a gift shortly after getting a Kindle, but I still used my Kindle more for reading. I can read for hours on end on it without my eyes hurting.

  12. Have you read The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan? Definitely my favorite book of the summer. Very funny and a great love story.

    1. No but I need to add it to my list because I LOVE anything that makes me laugh out loud on an airplane and make the people next to me uncomfortable. #priceless. Thanks for the suggestions!

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