Books I Read in Senegal

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson
4. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
7. Beastly by Alex Flinn
8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
9. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
10. Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
11. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
12. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
13. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
14. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
15. Atonement by Ian McEwan
16. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
17. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
18. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
19. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
20. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
21. Something Blue by Emily Giffin
22. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
23. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
24. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
25. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
26. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
27. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
28. The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
29. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
30. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
31. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
32. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
33. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read
34. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
35. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
36. One Day by David Nicholls
37. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
38. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
39. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
40. Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler
41. Lost by Gregory Maguire
42. The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
43. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
44. Matched by Ally Condie
45. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
46. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
47. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
48. Wildwood by Colin Meloy
49. March by Geraldine Brooks
50. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
51. Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
52. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
53. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
54. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
55. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
56. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
57. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
58. Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
59. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
60. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
61. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
62. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
63. Bossypants by Tina Fey
64. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
65. You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
66. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
67. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
68. What Is the What by Dave Eggers
69. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
70. Noodling for Flatheads by Burkhard Bilger
71. Hellhound On His Trail by Hampton Sides
72. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
73. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
74. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
75. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
76. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
77. The Paperboy by Pete Dexter
78. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
79. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
80. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
81. Gilda Joyce: The Bones of the Holy by Jennifer Allison
82. Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
83. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
84. Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s by John Elder Robison
85. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey
86. My Abandonment by Peter Rock
87. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
88. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
89. The Children of Men by P.D. James
90. Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

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    • Kelsey
    • September 10th, 2012

    PCV in Armenia here. I have a similar list on my blog. You’ve over doubled me in reading, though. Way to go! Hope your second year is as inspired. My list, if you’re interested: http://kanderblogs.blogspot.com/p/books-read.html

    • mama
    • September 11th, 2012

    An amazing list…good for you! How many of the 90 are being donated to Africa?

    • Lindsey
    • September 14th, 2012

    Congrats! I’ve never even heard of a lot of these… I hope to have a similarly impressive list in Niamey. What would you say were your 5 faves? Or the ones that left the most impression?

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