Books

One of my goals in the Peace Corps has been to read many of the books that I hadn’t found time for during college. These have kept me intellectually challenged during the down-times in my service, and I would love to hear about books that you recommend or any comments or questions about these books. Here’s a link to my post about my first year of books, and I’ll try to keep links to some of the books that I’ve reviewed more in-depth as well. Happy reading!

# Title Month#| Genre| Rating(1-5)| Month
1 The Quiet American 1 F 4 Sep 2010
2 From Beirut to Jerusalem 1 NF 3
3 Ruby Fruit Jungle 2 F 3 Oct 2010
4 A History of God 2 NF 5
5 The Future of Freedom 3 NF 2 Nov 2010
6 The Undercover Economist 3 NF 4
7 The Hours 3 F 4
8 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 3 F 2
9 The Vampire Lestat 4 F 4 Dec 2010
10 The Fountainhead 4 F 4
11 The Lovely Bones 4 F 1
12 The River Why 4 F 2
13 The Golden Compass 4 F 3
14 The Subtle Knife 4 F 3
15 The Amber Spyglass 4 F 3
16 Misquoting Jesus 4 NF 4
17 The Chalice and the Blade 5 NF 4 Jan 2011
18 Nostromo 5 F 3
19 Lamb 5 F 4
20 Lolita 5 F 5
21 The Warmth of Other Suns 6 NF 5 Feb 2011
22 The China Study 6 NF 3
23 Great Expectations 6 F 4
24 Musicophelia 6 NF 4
25 When the World Calls 6 NF 3
26 Thrive 6 NF 2
27 Metamorphosis 7 F 3 Mar 2011
28 The Social Animal 7 NF 5
29 Anna Karenina 7 F 5
30 How to Write a Sentence 8 NF 4 Apr 2011
31 Barrel Fever 8 F 4
32 Treasure Island 8 F 3
33 The Sun Also Rises 8 F 3
34 Hunger Games 8 F 3
35 Catching Fire 8 F 3
36 Mockingjay 8 F 3
37 Heart of Darkness 8 F 3
38 The Good Soldiers 8 NF 5
39 Water for Elephants 9 F 4 May 2011
40 The Looming Tower 9 NF 4
41 The Tipping Point 9 NF 5
42 El Amor en los Tiempos de Cholera 9 F 4
43 A Prayer for Owen Meany 10 F 5 June 2011
44 Blood Meridian 10 F 3
45 Infidel 11 NF 4 July 2011
46 The Best and the Brightest 11 NF 4
47 Open Veins of Latin America 11 NF 2
48 The Corrections 12 F 5 Aug 2011
49 Far From the Madding Crowd 12 F 4
50 A Short History of Nearly Everything 13 NF 4 Sep 2011
51 The Alchemist 13 F 3
52 Bel Canto 13 F 4
53 The Satanic Verses 13 F 3
54 The Lotus Eaters 14 F 3 Oct 2011
55 The Mosquito Coast 14 F 3
56 The Selfish Gene 14 NF 5
57 End the Fed 14 NF 2
58 City of Thieves 15 F 4 Nov 2011
59 All the Devils Are Here 15 NF 5
60 The Big Short 15 NF 5
61 Setting the Desert On Fire 15 NF 2
62 The Curious Incident of the Dog

in the Night-Time

16 F 5 Dec 2011
63 War and Peace 17 F 4 Jan 2012
64 Sum 17 F 5
65 Fooled by Randomness 18 NF 4 Feb 2012
66 Freedom 18 F 4
67 The Raw Shark Texts 18 F 3
68 Poor Economics 18 NF 5
69 A Clockwork Orange 19 F 4 Mar 2012
70 Payback 19 NF 2
71 Best American Nonrequired Reading 19 F/NF 5
72 The Portable Atheist 20 NF 4 Apr 2012
73 White House Burning 20 NF 4
74 The Book Thief 20 F 3
75 Little Bee 20 F 4
76 You Deserve Nothing 21 F 4 May 2012
77 The Things They Carried 21 F 4
78 The Worldly Philosophers 21 NF 5
79 God Is Not Great 22 NF 5 June 2012
80 A Visit from the Goon Squad 22 F 4
81 Founding Brothers 23 NF 5 July 2012
82 The Prize 23 NF 5
83 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 23 F 4
84 The Screwtape Letters 23 F 5
85 The Black Swan (2nd edition) 23 NF 4
86 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 23 F 4
87 The Girl who Played with Fire 23 F 3
88 The Most Human Human 23 NF 5
89 A Hologram for the King 24 F 4 Aug 2012
90 The Girl who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest 24 F 4
91 Thinking Fast and Slow 25 NF 5 Sep 2012
92 The Reason for God 26 NF 4 Oct 2012
93 La Casa de los Espiritus 26 F 4
94 Atonement 26 F 4
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Mom on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I like this VERY MUCH! Thanks. Mom

    Reply

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