See Whit Read

What does a girl read spending winters in Ukraine? A lot it turns out. Check below for the full list of books I’ve read throughout my Peace Corps service.

Immediately Before Service:

  1. Modern Romance Aziz Ansari
  2. Jesus for President Shaine Claiborne

During PST:

  1. Borderland
  2. Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
  3. Dark Places Gillian Flynn
  4. Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn
  5. Go Set A Watchman Harper Lee
  6. The Cuckoo’s Calling J. K. Rowling
  7. East of Eden John Steinbeck
  8. Blink Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis

During Service:

  1. Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Abram
  2. The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Abram
  3. Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
  4. Angel on the Square Gloria Whelan
  5. The Impossible Journey Gloria Whelan
  6. Burying the Sun Gloria Whelan
  7. The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
  8. When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
  9. The Good Girls Revolt Lynn Povich
  10. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
  11. Around the Way Girl Taraji P. Henson
  12. The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown
  13. This Census Taker China Miéville
  14. Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly
  15. Evicted Matthew Desmond
  16. Brazil’s Dance with the Devil Dave Zirin
  17. Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand
  18. Rogue Heroes Ben Macintyre
  19. Born a Crime Trevor Noah
  20. The Wangs vs. the World Jade Chang
  21. Nutshell Ian McEwan
  22. Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
  23. Hillbilly Elegy D. Vance
  24. This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  25. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Amy Schumer
  26. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson
  27. Why not me? Mindy Kaling
  28. Commonwealth Ann Patchett
  29. Just Desserts Mary Daheim
  30. The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk
  31. Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
  32. The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson
  33. Superfreakonomics Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
  34. The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander
  35. The Spy Paulo Coelho
  36. The Engagements Courtney Sullivan
  37. Charm School Nelson DeMille
  38. Mata Hari’s Last Dance Michelle Moran
  39. Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
  40. In the Garden of the Beasts Erik Larson
  41. Dead Wake Erik Larson
  42. You will Know Me Megan Abbott
  43. Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer
  44. Their Eyes were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
  45. Sad Cypress Agatha Christie
  46. Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman
  47. The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
  48. Audacity Jonathan Chait
  49. The Canal Bridge Tom Phelan
  50. Dreamgirls Denene Miller
  51. Travels of a Tshirt Pietra Rivoli
  52. A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks
  53. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them J.K. Rowling
  54. The Boy with the Bamboo Heart Dr Amporn Wathavong
  55. Lord of The Rings J.R.R Tolkein
  56. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
  57. Shantaram David Gregory Roberts
  58. The Girl With No Name Diny Costeloe
  59. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Jonas Jonasson
  60. Jesus Feminist Sarah Bessey
  61. At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story misc.
  62. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
  63. What Happened? Hillary Rodham Clinton
  64. Into the Water Paula Hawkins
  65. Mountain Shadow Gregory David Roberts
  66. A Country called Amreeka Alia Malen
  67. I don’t want to Kill You Dan Wells
  68. Under Your Skin Sabine Durant
  69. Into the Water Paula Hawkins
  70. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
  71. Push Out Monique Harris
  72. Tyler Johnson Was Here Jay Coles
  73. We Were Eight Years in Power Ta-Nehisi Coates
  74. The Last Mrs. Parrish Liv Constantine
  75. White Like Her Gail Lukasik
  76. The Black Calhouns Gail Lume Buckley
  77. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us Hanif Abdurraqib
  78. The House by the River Lena Manta
  79. I’ll be Gone in the Dark Michelle McNamara
  80. 10 Women Marcela Serrano
  81. The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
  82. The Vatican Princess C.W. Gortnerthe
  83. Stamped from the Beginning
  84. So you want to talk about race Ijeoma Oluo
  85. Last Train to Istanbul Ayse Kulinistan
  86. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae
  87. The Holy or the Broken Alan Light
  88. All the Missing Girls Megan Miranda
  89. The Girls in the Garden Lisa Jewell