Books I Read While I Was in the Peace Corps


Just in case you wanted to know. . . .

  1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  5. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  6. Song of Fire and Ice: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  7. The Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  8. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
  9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  10. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  11. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  12. Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
  13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  14. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  15. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  16. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  17.  Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  18. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  19. Suite Française by Irène Nemirovsky
  20. Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson
  21. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  22. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  23. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  24. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  25. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  26. Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell
  27. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  28. Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  29. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  30. Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
  31. God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East by Judith Miller
  32. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
  33. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  34. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  35. July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
  36. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  37. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  38. Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz


***Note: I thought about having a separate blog post with a list of the TV shows that I watched while I was in the PC, but then I thought the sheer volume of TV that I watched would end up just being embarrassing. I’d prefer for you all to remember me as the deep, erudite intellectual that I am. . .   😉


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