Jody's Peace Corps Experience

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Books, Books, Books

I knew that I would have a lot of free time on my hands, but even so, I had only brought one book with me. I had heard that books were abundant and I would easily pick up a few here and there from other volunteers...not to mention my mom sending me boxes and boxes! Ok, not really that extreme, but about 3-5 books in all of my care packages. Since arriving in country, I have read 34 books. Take out the first two months of training, and in the past year, that's quite the average, huh??? I want to dedicate this entry to my amazing list of books...well, I think it's pretty amazing! I've read everything from classics to romance to books that try to answer the meaning of life. So here is...

1. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell
2. Now You May Weep by Deborah Crombie
3. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
4. Rising Sun by Tom Clancy
5. Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
6. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
7. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ***
8. Smart Women by Judy Blume :(
9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel
11. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
12. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy ***
13. Three to get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
14. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ***
15. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ***
16. A Painted House by John Grisham ***
17. Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann
18. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry ***
19. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood :(
20. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
21. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
22. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
23. The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer :(
24. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom ***
25. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
26. Vahalla Rising by Clive Cussler
27. The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder
28. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ***
29. Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
30. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
31. The Water Method Man by John Irving :(
32. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon ***
33. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon ***
34. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon ***

The books with *** are must reads, at least I think so. They were by far my favorites and left an impression with me. Forget about the books with :(. I felt they were worthless, but at the same time, I did finish them so that counts for something.