|Mobile bookstore at a Tokyo swap meet.|
This seems anticlimactic after having just read Lag Liv's post about her awesome family adventure to Palo Duro Canyon, a Texas State Park, (if you are into hiking you must check out her post and pictures!), but I've reached my goal of reading twelve novels in 2014 and so it's time to post the list. Here they are, in the order they were read:
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- White Fang by Jack London
- Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- The Giver by Louis Lowry
I'm partial to non-fiction, but, when I set my 33x33 goals at the beginning of the year, I thought I should make room for novels too. Good call. It was a sweet relief to get lost in a book every now and again as my personal life turned into a nightmare over the summer.
I'm glad I brought my Kindle with me to Tokyo. You can log on to Amazon's US site from Japan and whispernet will deliver the title you've purchased to your Kindle just as if you're back home. Brick and mortar bookstores are alive and well in Tokyo and they do carry books written in English, but the selection is limited.