Reading List

Books read during my Peace Corps service. Recommendations on request.

  1. On the Road-Jack Kerouac
  2. Mango Elephants under the Sun-Susana Herrera
  3. Songs of Unreason-Jim Harrison
  4. Americana-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Tinkers-Paul Harding
  6. The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime-Mark Haddon
  7. Bringing Down the House-Ben Mezrich
  8. The Martian-Andy Weir
  9. The Pigeon-Patrick Süskind
  10. Essential French Grammar-Resnick
  11. Histoire de la Langue Française-Mireille Huchon
  12. War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning-Chris Hedges
  13. The Lincoln Lawyer-Michael Connelly
  14. Tess d’Uberville-Thomas Hardy
  15. Bossypants-Tina Fey
  16. Where There Is No Doctor-Jane Maxwell
  17. The Year of Living Biblically-A. J. Jacobs
  18. Little Bee-Chris Cleave
  19. Martin Dressler-Steven Millhauser
  20. Zeitoun-Dave Eggers
  21. Guns, Germs and Steel-Jared Diamond
  22. Moby-Dick: The Whale-Herman Melville
  23. Suite Française-Irène Némirovsky
  24. The Masque of Africa-VS Naipaul
  25. The Museum of Innocence-Orhan Pamuk
  26. دکتر دولیتل-Hugh Lofting
  27. The Casual Vacancy-J.K. Rowling
  28. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong-Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow
  29. Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy
  30. The Portrait of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde
  31. A Book for Midwives-Susan Klein, Suellen Miller and Fiona Thomson
  32. La Peste-Sartre
  33. Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand
  34. C’était La Guerre Des Tranches-Tardi
  35. L’homme De L’année: 1917; Le Soldat Inconnu-Duval, Pécau and Mr. Fab
  36. The Man in the Iron Mask-Dumas
  37. 2 B R 0 2 B-Kurt Vonnegut
  38. The Sayings of Confucius-Confucius
  39. Abraham-Bruce Feiler
  40. The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho
  41. A la recherche du temps perdu-Proust
    1. Vol 1. Du côté de chez Swann 
      1. Combray
      2. Un amour de M. Swann
      3. Nom du pays: Le nom
    2. Vol 2. A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs
      1. Première Partie
      2. Deuxième Partie
      3. Troisième Partie
    3. Vol 3. Le côté de Guermantes
      1. Première Partie
      2. Deuxième Partie
      3. Troisième Partie
    4. Vol 4. Sodome et Gohmerre
      1. Première Partie
  42. Hyperbole and A Half-Allie Brosch
  43. Where Women Have No Doctor-A. August Burns, Ronnie Lourch, Jane Maxwell and Katherine Shapiro
  44. Africain Friends & Money Matters, David Maranz
  45. Girl with a Pearl Earring-Tracy Chevalier
  46. The Glass Castle-Jeannette Walls
  47. Infinite Jest-David Foster Wallace
  48. A Strangeness in My Mind-Orhan Pamuk
  49. La petite fille qui avait avalé un nuage grand comme la tour Eiffel-Romain Puértolas
  50. Perfume-Patrick Süskind
  51. The Devil in the White City-Erik Larson
  52. A Year in the Merde-Stephen Clarke
  53. Aseop’s Fables-Aseop
  54. The Imperfectionists-Tom Rachman
  55. Eat Cake-Jeanne Ray
  56. Anthills of the Savannah-Chinua Achebe
  57. Métro Insolite-Clive Lemming
  58. The Mists of Avalon-Marion Zimmer Bradley
  59. Drinking in America: Our Secret History-Susan Cheever
  60. Let the Great World Spin-Colum McCann
  61. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier-Ishmael Beah
  62. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two-J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
  63. The Elusive Epic: Performance, Text and History in the Oral Narrative of Jeki La Njambè (Cameroon Coast)-Ralph A. Austen
  64. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden-Jonas Jonasson
  65. Notre Dame de Paris-Hugo
  66. Half of a Yellow Sun-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  67. The Other Boleyn Girl-Philippa Gregory
  68. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex-Mary Roach
  69. Reading Kafka: Prague, Politics, and the Fin de Siècle-Mark Anderson, Editor
  70. Written in Blood: A Brief History of Civilization (with all the gory bits left in)-Beverly MacDonald, cartoons by Andrew Wedlon
  71. Essays-Michel de Montaigne
  72. Googled: The End of the World as We Know It-Ken Auletta
  73. Galapagos-Kurt Vonnegut
  74. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel-Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
  75. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed-Jared Diamond
  76. The Underground Railroad-Colson Whitehead
  77. The Fountainhead-Ayn Rand
  78. People of the Book-Geraldine Brooks
  79. Speaking American-Richard W. Bailey
  80. The Kiss and Other Stories-Anton Chekhov
  81. Fairytales-H. C. Andersen
  82. And the Mountains Echoed-Kahled Hosseini
  83. The Bully Pulpit-Doris Kearns Goodwin
  84. The Awakening and Selected Stories-Kate Chopin
  85. When Technology Fails-Matthew Stein
  86. Poems-T.S. Eliot
  87. Emma-Jane Austen
  88. The Unbearable Lightness of Being-Milan Kundera
  89. The Seduction of Hillary Rodham-David Brock
  90. The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt
  91. House of Leaves-Mark Z. Danielewski
  92. Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert
  93. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine-Michael L. Lewis
  94. Things Fall Apart-Chinua Achebe
  95. Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain-Michael Paterniti