Jen’s Book-a-Week

I’m trying to read a book a week during my second year of Peace Corps service. My book year began September 14th—Benin Swearing-In Day—and I’ll be documenting it here as I go.

45.) A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin (7/9)

44.) A Storm of Swords – George R. R. Martin

43.) A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin

42.) A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin

41.) Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West – Stephen E. Ambrose (6/24)

40.) Facing the Congo – Jeffrey Tayler (6/18)

39.) Letters To My Torturer – Houshang Asadi (6/8)

38.) Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam – Andrew X. Pham (5/31)

37.) A Storm In The Blood – Jon Stephen Fink (5/9)

36.) An Edible History of Humanity – Tom Standage (5/2)

35.) Seven Women: Portraits From the American Radical Tradition – Judith Nies

34.) Playing the Enemy (Invictus): Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made A Nation – John Carlin

33.) Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali (4/2)

32.) The World Is Flat – Thomas L. Friedman (3/31)

31.) Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv

30.) Africa: A Biography of the Continent – John Reader

29.) Dark Star Safari – Paul Theroux

28.) The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman

27.) The Perfect Storm – Sebastian Junger

26.) The Primeval Forest – Albert Schweitzer

25.) My Story, As Told By Water – David James Duncan

24.) Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply – Vandana Shiva

23.) What You Can Do For Your Country: An Oral History of the Peace Corps – Karen Schwarz

22.) Chief of Station: Congo – Larry Devlin

21.) Living History – Hillary Clinton

20.) Jarhead Anthony Swofford

19.) At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival in New York’s Adirondacks – Peter Bronski (12/12)

18.) Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World – Vicki Myron (12/8)

17.) The Songlines – Bruce Chatwin (12/5)

16.) Night – Elie Weisel (11/29)

15.) Zeitoun – Dave Eggers (11/28)

14.) The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama (11/26)

13.) A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah (11/21)

12.) The Natural Navigator: A Watchful Explorer’s Guide to a Nearly Forgotten Skill – Tristan Gooley (11/9)

11.) Country Driving – Peter Hessler (10/28)

10.) Annals of the Former World – John McPhee

9.) Crossing the Craton – John McPhee (10/21)

8.) Assembling California – John McPhee (10/20)

7.) Rising From the Plains – John McPhee (10/15)

6.) In Suspect Terrain – John McPhee (10/13)

5.) Basin and Range – John McPhee (10/9)

4.) The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos – Brian Greene (10/6)

3.) God Is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens (9/29)

2.) Obama’s Wars – Bob Woodward (9/23)

1.) Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsun (9/18)

2 thoughts on “Jen’s Book-a-Week

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  2. Abbe Eaton

    WHERE are your book comments vs amazon links? …I’d love to kkow the books you are & aren’t enjoying & why?! Africa: A Biography of the Continent in a week? ..::impressive!

    Reply

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