Yes, the iPad is a great choice, I have an iPad 3 and I really like it for reading. And then there are a lot more capabilities that one can make use of when one isn't reading *smile*. I've also heard good things about the Nexus 10, so I'd be checking that out as well. If you're concerned with price, the Nexus 7 might be a good one to look at. The iPad Mini doesn't seem to cost that much less than a regular iPad.