My BBFs (Best Book Friends)

I'm not sure if you know this but... I love books. Set me loose in a used book store and I'll be happy for hours. I probably would be happy for days, except 1) I love food too and 2) book stores tend to close. I have friends who are equally crazy about books (you know who you are). So here is my book list!

Currently Reading:
Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington

Completed in Bansoa:
9. Congo by Michael Crichton
10-14. Mercy Thompson #1-5 by Patricia Briggs
15. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
16.  The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
17.  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
18.  Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
19. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series) by Alexander McCall Smith
20-23. Mistborn Triology Brandon Sanderson
24.  Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes - Actually, I gave up on this because it was like torturing myself. 
25. Return of the King by William Dalrymple
26. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
27. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
28. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
29. Emma by Jane Austen
30. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
31. Persuasion by Jane Austen
32. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
33. Hotel Pastis
34. Outlander by Gil Adamson
35. Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
36. Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
37. Bush's War by Bob Woodward
38. Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward
39. Decision Points by George W. Bush
40. Vortex of Conflict by Dan Caldwell
41. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas Ricks
42. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
43. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
44. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
45. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
46. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
47. Monsieur Pamplemousse by Michael Bond
48. Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission by Michael Bond
49. Monsieur Pamplemousse on the Spot by Michael Bond
50. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
51. Off the Sidelines: Raise your voice, change the world by Kirsten Gillibrand
52. From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman
53. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre 
54. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins 
55. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
56. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 
57. Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction 
58. Dune by Frank Herbert 
59. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy 
60. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 
61. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan 
62. Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward
63. Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris 
64. A Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
65. Outpost by Christopher Hill
66. To Timbuktu: A Journey Down the Niger by Mark Jenkins
67. The Painted Drum by Louis Eldrich
68. Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt
69. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
70. This Town by Mark Leibovich
71. Act of Congress by Robert G. Kaiser
72. A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
73. Redeployment by Phil Klay
74-78. Wheel of Time Series Nos. 1-5 by Robert Jordan
79. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
80. The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer
81. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
82. Beautiful Ruin by Jess Walters

83. Euphoria by Lily King
84. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Completed in Bafia:
2. Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
3. Across the Cameroons by Charles Gilson
4. Ghost Wars by Steve Coll 
5. The Places In Between by Rory Stewart
6. A Thousand Splendid Suns
7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
8. Exclusive by Sandra Brown

Completed in Yaoundé:
1. Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn

Completed (since school ended):
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle by Moritz Thomsen
The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
Cameroon - The Bradt Guide, 3rd Edition (Yes, Cameroon has a full-length travel guide!)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
One Hand Does Not Catch a Bufffalo
The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps by Banerjee
Hidden Cities by Moses Gates
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Black Magician Trilogy (Books 1, 2 AND 3) by Trudi Canavan
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Tears of Pearl: A Novel of Suspense by 
The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel by Anne Perry
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
           (Those last five were courtesy of Tracey Tierney!!)

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment below!


  1. Patricia Briggs and Brandon Sanderson? Am I starting to rub off on you? ;) btw did you miss any Jane Austen books?

    1. Maybe I read books that remind me of you because I miss you... And nope, pretty sure I got all the Jane Austen. Never read anything by her, and didn't see any point in doing the job halfway! haha