As much as we love bending pages and cracking the spine on a new paperback, it’s getting harder and harder to defend the physical book. With the Kindle Paperwhite, it’s basically impossible. The latest reader from Amazon improves on the original Kindle in a whole slew of ways. First, and most importantly, they added the one thing everyone has been asking for since the original Kindle dropped – a backlight. Aside from that, the display and text are crisper (62% more pixels and 25% better contrast), your books are easy to read regardless of sunlight and the battery will last 8 weeks even when you leave the light on. Plus, now there are 6 font styles to choose from, 8 adjustable heights for the text and the Kindle Paperwhite can store up to 1,100 books. Time to shed a tear for the ole hardcover.