Sunday, January 20, 2008

Brenna's Book List

January 11, 2008

Lots of people have asked me what I have been reading while here in Nicaragua, so here is a list of the books I have read so far. I have read a lot of really good ones, and because all of us volunteers share books, I have a lot more on my bookshelf waiting!

  1. Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison. I rated it 6 out of 10.
  2. The Mapmaker’s Wife, rating:7
  3. Waiting, Ha Jin. Rating: 6
  4. Four Corners, A Journey into the Heart of Paupa New Guinea, Kira Salak. Rating: 8.5
  5. The Creation, E.O. Wison. Rating;7
  6. Year of Wonders, rating: 8.5
  7. Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder. Rating: 9
  8. Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns. Rating:9
  9. The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende. Rating:9
  10. Midwives, Chris Bojorhian. Rating:8
  11. Skinny Legs and All, Tom Robbins. Rating: 7
  12. Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond. Rating:7
  13. Vinegar Hill, A. Manette Ansay. Rating:7
  14. The Chosen, Chaim Potok. Rating:8.5
  15. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig. Rating: 6
  16. In The Heart of The Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick. Rating: 7.5
  17. Love in the Driest Season, Neely Tucker. Rating:9
  18. Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver. Rating:10
  19. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls. Rating:9
  20. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. Rating, 9
  21. Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus. Rating:8
  22. The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay. Rating:10. This is the second time I have read this book, it’s one of my all time favorites.
  23. I am about to start A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.

Please write me with any suggestions for future reading!


Blogger corinne said...

prodigal summer and the power of one... ahhhhh. just makes me smile thinking about them :) --- shantaram - gregory david roberts (it's what i was reading when i was visiting for your wedding) 8.5

January 21, 2008 2:18 AM  

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