This is a page that so many PCVs start on their blogs–a running list of the books they’ve read. So here’s mine:

July 2016

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

September 2016

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

October 2016

Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

November 2016

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

December 2016

A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

January 2017

House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by William Foege

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

February 2017

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

March 2017

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith

Teatime for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

April 2017

The Institute for Taxi Poetry by Imraan Coovadia

O’Mandingo! The Only Black at a Dinner Party by Eric Miyeni

May 2017

The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Coconut by Kopano Matlwa

Green Lion by Henrietta Rose-Innes

Bossypants by Tina Fey

June 2017

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann

July 2017

The Apothecary’s Daughter by Patricia Schonstein

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

August 2017

The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits by Dave Barry

September 2017

The Darling by Russel Banks

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The Best American Essays of 2014 edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan

The Translator by Daoud Hari

October 2017

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

November 2017

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Larger than Life by Jodi Picoult

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Black Milk by Elif Shafak

The Stranger by Albert Camus

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Jazz by Toni Morrison

December 2017

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade by Julian Rademeyer

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Run by Ann Patchett

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith

Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith

Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

Newman’s Birds by Colour by Kenneth Newman

January 2018

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Sex for Dummies by Ruth Westheimer

February 2018

Beat About the Bush: Mammals by Trevor Carnaby

March 2018

The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott

April 2018

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Among Flowers by Jamaica Kincaid

Felicity by Mary Oliver

Nine African Stories by Doris Lessing

101 Kruger Tales: Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary Visitors to the Kruger National Park complied by Jeff Gordon

May 2018

The Essential Rumi edited by Coleman Barks

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Love Poems of Rumi edited by Deepak Chopra

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

June 2018

Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon and

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

July 2018

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

October 2018

The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

December 2018

One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo, a collection of short stories about PCVs who served in Africa

Zulu Inspired Beadwork: Weaving Techniques and Projects by Diane Fitzgerald

January 2019

Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsebet Bathory by Kimberly L. Craft
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

February 2019

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

March 2019

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook

The Tutankhamun Deception by Gerald O’Farrell

Cairo Modern by Naguib Mahfouz

Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphics by Bridget McDermott

April 2019

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

The Secret of the Great Pyramid: How One Man’s Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Mystery by Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin

May 2019

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa

June 2019

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho