Reading List


I have always loved to read. While studying at university, I never got much time to pick up a book and just read it for fun. I’ll read pretty much anything, even though I still have a weakness for Young Adult (YA) fiction.

For graduation, I was given the gift of around 500 books by a mentor/good friend of mine. These books are all for my little e-reader, since carrying around 500 physical books is impossible, especially to the Peace Corps where I am limited to 100 pounds of luggage. I have also been downloading additional books to take with me since I will have a lot more time to read than I have had in a while.

In addition to those books I am also taking aLonely Planet Guide – one for Botswana and Namibia, so that I can plan a few trips once I’m able to travel!

I am using this page to document what books I have read every month during my service and will update it as often as I can. I have set a goal for myself, which is to read (at least) 200 books during my 27 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I know it seems like a lot, but I love to read and will actually have some time to dedicate to reading all of these books I have!

* = book I’ve already read

August, 2017:

  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Suck It, Wonder Woman! by Olivia Munn
  3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

September, 2017:

  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare*
  2. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan*
  5. A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

October, 2017:

  1. A Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  2. A Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  4. Eliza and HerMonsters by Francesca Zappia
  5. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

November, 2017:

  1. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels (part of an assignment assisting my principal)
  2. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  3. Spiritual Disciplines for Leaders by Iain Erasmus (part of an assignment assisting my principal)
  4. The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Wong
  5. The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder* (found it in the library space I’m organizing and was in the mood for nostalgia)
  6. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  7. Gemina – The Illuminae Files_02 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Audiobook)
  8. Everything is Awful and Other Observations by Matt Bellasai (Audiobook)
  9. So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister by Anna Akana (Audiobook)
  10. Relativity by Antonia Hayes