Book List

Post college, my best friend and I decided to force ourselves to keep reading to make sure our intelligence won’t plateau once we stopped going to class. Keeping up with that promise, I’ve downloaded a multitude of books that I hope to read during my service. They’re listed below in no particular order.

Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions, and please feel free to recommend any others!
  • The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and left Behind a Disaster – Jonathan Katz 
  • Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu – Joshua Hammer
  • Liberalism and the Social Problem – Winston Churchill
  • Dinner With Churchill – Cita Stelzer
  • It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War – Lyndsey Addario
  • Think Like a Freak – Steven D. Levitt
  • Partner to the Poor – Paul Farmer
  • Development as Freedom – Amartya Sen
  • Band-Aid for a Broken Leg – Damien Brown
  • Washington – Ron Chernow
  • Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman
  • The Tyranny of Experts – William Easterly
  • Bossypants – Tina Fey
  • Modern Lovers – Emma Straub
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Kite Runner –  Khaled Hosseini
  • Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
  • Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama
  • A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  • America: The Book – Jon Stewart
  • Catch Me If You Can – Frank Abagnale 
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  • Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
  • Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain
  • All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister
  • Love, Africa – Jeffrey Gettleman
  • The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
  • Vozes Anoitecidas – Mia Couto
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  • First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria – Eva Brown
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Micheal Pollin
  • Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 – Tony Judt
  • The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Evicted – Matthew Desmond
  • The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence -Martin Meredith
  • Notes on a Foreign Country – Suzy Hansen
  • A Complicated Way: The Harrowing of Mozambique – William Finnegan 
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