Books

In the Gambia (and in Peace Corps, in general) you have a lot of free time on your hands.  And what better way to pass the time than to read!  Now, I have to confess that back in the United States, I didn’t read books that often… maybe 5 a year at most; magazines, online blogs, and websites were more of my thing.  Since joining Peace Corps, however, books have become my main source of reading delight.  Below is an on-going list of books that I have read since joining the Peace Corps… and the list is still growing…

2012:

  1. Monstress – by Lysley Tenorio
  2. Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey – by Jane Goodall
  3. Running with Scissors: A Memoir – by Augusten Burroughs
  4. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) – by George R. R. Martin
  5. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) – by George R. R. Martin
  6. Dry: A Memoir – by Augusten Burroughs
  7. Life of Pi – by Yann Martel
  8. Freakonomics – by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  9. The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero – by Rick Riordan
  10. The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune – by Rick Riordan

2013:

  1. Barrel Fever – by David Sedaris
  2. Hideous Kinky – by Esther Freud
  3. Possible Side Effects – by Augusten Burroughs
  4. Pride and Prejudice – by Jane Austen
  5. The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena – by Rick Riordan
  6. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – by Anthony Bourdain
  7. Naked – by David Sedaris
  8. Discworld 1: The Colour of Magic – by Terry Pratchett
  9. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 3) – by George R. R. Martin
  10. Water for Elephants – by Sara Gruen
  11. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 4) – by George R. R. Martin
  12. Between a Rock and a Hard Place – by Aron Ralston
  13. Madame Bovary – by Gustave Flaubert
  14. An Insider’s Guide to the UN – by Linda Fasulo
  15. Bossypants – by Tina Fey
  16. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5) – by George R. R. Martin
  17. Lush Life – by Richard Price

2014:

  1. The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades – by Rick Riordan
  2. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban – by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
  3. Me Talk Pretty One Day – by David Sedaris
  4. Ender’s Game – by Orson Scott Card
  5. Robinson Crusoe – by Daniel Defoe
  6. No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest – by Carol Masheter
  7. This is How – by Augusten Burroughs
  8. Red Rising – by Pierce Brown
  9. The Reader – by Bernhard Schlink
  10. 1984 – by George Orwell
  11. Divergent – by Veronica Roth
  12. Insurgent – by Veronica Roth
  13. Allegiant – by Veronica Roth
  14. The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography – by Jim Miotke
  15. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa – by Dambisa Moyo
  16. Freedom – by Jonathan Franzen
  17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – by Stephen Chbosky
  18. American Gods – by Neil Gaiman
  19. The Graveyard Book – by Neil Gaiman
  20. Dune – by Frank Herbert

Currently Reading: TBD

If there are any books that you recommend me reading, feel free to leave it in the comments below.  Cheers!

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