Tuesday, June 7, 2011

on the porch with a book

>> after i've taught for the day, graded my papers, and settled into being home and not on display, i usually settle down to read for awhile. i'm not there for hours, but i loved reading growing up and lost that with the high school / facebook / college. this is a list of the books i've read since arrival in sierra leone one year ago. books denoted with blue were my favorites and you should go read them :)

  1. Inferno by Dante

  2. Purgatorio by Dante

  3. Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston

  4. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

  5. Thunder Over the Ochoco by Gale Ontko

  6. The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley

  7. Me Speak Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

  8. Dress Your Family in Curdoroy and Denim by David Sedaris

  9. Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson

  10. Kilo Class by Patrick Robinson

  11. H.M.S. Unseen by Patrick Robinson

  12. U.S.S. Seawolf by Patrick Robinson

  13. Ghost Force by Patrick Robinson

  14. Language and Faith by John Hutchinson

  15. The Art of Prayer by Kenneth Hagin

  16. Black Man's Grave by Gary Stewart and John Amman

  17. Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell

  18. Classroom Management (Peace Corps Publication)

  19. Greaseless by Loretta Graziano Breuing

  20. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

  21. Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

  22. Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

  23. Ford County Stories by John Grisham

  24. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

  25. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

  26. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

  27. Don't Look Behind You by Peter Wilson

  28. Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Wilson

  29. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

  30. America's Best Science & Nature Writing 2010 Edited by Freeman Dyson

  31. Hannibal by Thomas Harris

  32. Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

  33. Breathless by Dean Koontz

  34. Twistor by John Cramer

  35. Einstein's Bridge by John Cramer

  36. Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

  37. Confessions by St. Augustine

  38. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

  39. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

  40. A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body by Lauren Weedman

  41. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

  42. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

  43. Krakatoa by Simon Winchester

  44. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

  45. House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Some of these books were terrible. Some are books that I'll eventually be buying when I return home. I have donated all of these to our library at the Peace Corps compound for others to enjoy. i love and miss you all.

1 comment:

  1. Meeker, I just read Outliers. It was a fantastic read. I highly recommend you pick it up on trip back home.