So, every other guide is going to recommend the Kindle Paperwhite
, because it's the flagship Kindle and it has a touchscreen and a light. But I disagree! I recommend the cheapest possible Kindle. It costs $70, compared to the Paperwhite's $120, and that 50 bucks could go to beer, because ha ha ha college. Or, like, tuition or rent or food or something. Also, touchscreens are not ideal for reading
, compared to traditional page-turning buttons. The front-light, well, the light is nice, but you can use a lamp, and I have a Paperwhite and I've never once wanted to use it in a pitch-black room. The cheapest Kindle can do pretty much everything the Paperwhite can do, but it's nearly half the price and I also find it more pleasant for straight-up reading. Go cheap!
Don't buy the Barnes & Noble Nook; I actually prefer the Nook hardware to Amazon's, because it has buttons
, but it looks like the Nook won't be around much longer
--and in this game, the stability of the platform is everything. Get a Kindle.
Buy: Amazon Kindle