callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

The year in books: Kindle/dead tree/library

This year, I’ve noted which books I’ve read as ‘real books’, as some people will still call them, which I read on the Kindle and which were borrowed from the library. Here are the results.
Dead tree books: 108
Kindle books: 45
Library books: 15 (in addition to the ‘real’ books above)

Could I choose a book of the year? These were the candidates:
The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
An Officer and a Spy, Robert Harris
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches, Alan Bradley
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
The Little Women Letters, Gabrielle Donnelly
At Break of Day/The First of July, Elizabeth Speller
The President’s Hat, Antoine Laurin
The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London, Judith Flanders

And the winner is a novel publicised as a YA book: Code Name Verity.
Tags: books of 2013, elizabeth wein, kindle

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