In preparation for moving to Kenya I’ve started brainstorming a list of books to bring with me. Great idea, Alan, but ever since graduating and quitting both of my jobs last month I’ve had nothing to do but read! I’ve already plowed through a few books and I’m starting to endanger the book surplus I had created for Kenya.
Check out a list of books I picked up in preparation for the big move:
- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
- Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
- The Story of B
- My Ishmael
- Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Greatest Adventure
- Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
- The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
- The Prophet
- The Selfish Gene
- Dark Star Safari
- The Sex Lives of Cannibals
- Into the Wild
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- The Satanic Verses
And as you can see I’ve slashed a bunch of them already! This is why I am asking you, my humble and silent audience, to send me recommendations for books to read! You can leave a comment below or shoot me an e-mail. I hope to start an Amazon.com wish list soon (for both Sara and me) so that you guys can support us by buying and sending us books. As always, thanks for reading and stay tuned!
David Sedaris (not barrel fever)
Sarah Vowell – assassination vacation
in terms of going far away to work with people on their health: mountains beyond mountains by tracy kidder (it’s a biography of paul farmer, a serious hero.)
i’m so excited for you!
Hey lady! I’m reading Food & Politics right now and it’s great! Next is the Omnivore’s Dilemma. Garlic & Sapphires is good too. Can you tell I’m a foodie or what? :)
Food Politics by Marion Nestle? Great book, I read it a couple of years ago. I’ve wanted to read Omnivore’s Dilemma, too. I think I’ll bring that to Kenya. You may have to read this during your internship but, “Child of Mine” by Ellyn Satter is good. Also, “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole is great. Whew… just to name a few.
Read The Road To Hell By Michael Maren.
ALAN AND SARAH!!!! Blessings from Paradise, Ca.
It’s me, Barb Foy, one of your old classmates Trendyblogger!!! Congrats to both of you!!
As of the 20th I have decided to study in COSTA RICA for the semester!!! WOWOWOW, my first trip out of this COUNTRY!!!! It’s about time!! I am going with Christine Wood and IIeana Ghantt and about 20 other students, it will be incredible staying with our host families!! We fly out Oct. 13th!!! I will have access to internet, sparingly so read my BLOGSTER for updates and pics!! I can’t wait to hear from you Alan!! Thanks to Sanjay Dev and You and my 22 yo nephew and even Rob, I can not pass up this opportunity to earn a certificate in Peace Studies, in COSTA RICA!! Look out world here I come, wheelchair and all!!!!
The rest of the Hitchiker’s Guide “trilogy”.
Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. (If that gets you, go back & read his early robot stories, then read the 2 prequels & the first sequel to the Foundation).