Books read on Kindle since becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer

  1. Shortcuts on Wine Revised: Everything the Wine Lover Needs to Know – Ed Masciana
  2. SuperFreakonomics – Steven Levitt
  3. Fugitives and refugees: a walk in Portland, Oregon – Chuck Palahnik
  4. The Slave Next Door: Human trafficking in America today – Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
  5. The Long Run – Mishka Shubaly
  6. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  7. Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
  8. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
  9. World War Z
  10. Zeitoun – David Eggers
  11. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
  12. Eating the Dinosaur – Chuck Klosterman
  13. Why the West Rules-For Now – Ian Morris
  14. I Drink for a Reason – David Cross

Wish List of books for Kindle:

Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent 
Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Barley, Nigel. The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes
From a Mud Hut. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2000.

The Dragons Gift: the real story of China in Africa – Deborah Brautigam

States and Power in Africa: Comparative lessons in authority and control – Jeffery Herbst

Poor Economies: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty – Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Have a Kindle with one of these books on it? Or perhaps another great book you think we might enjoy. Loan it out to your friends serving in Africa. To lend books from your Kindle device to ours, go to the ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page on Amazon and follow the instructions below.

You can initiate a loan from Manage Your Kindle or the book’s product detail page on You’ll enter the borrower’s name and e-mail address and an optional notification message. Your recipient can receive the book loan even if they do not yet have a Kindle or Kindle reading application.

From Manage Your Kindle:

Manage Your Kindle lists all of your Kindle content purchases under the Your Kindle Library section.

  1. If lending is enabled for a title, you’ll see a Loan this book link in the Actions menu.
  2. Choose Loan this book.
  3. You’ll be directed to a form where you’ll provide the borrower’s name, their personal e-mail address and an optional message.

Note: Be sure to send your Kindle book loan notification to your borrower’s personal e-mail address, not their e-mail address.

From the product detail page of a book you have already purchased:

When logged in to your Amazon account and looking at the product detail page of a book you have already purchased, a notification at the top of the page will indicate that you already own the title. If lending for the book is enabled, you’ll see a second notice: “Loan this book to anyone you choose.”

  1. Click the Loan this book link.
  2. You’ll be directed to a form where you’ll provide the borrower’s name, e-mail address and an optional message (as shown above).

Your loan recipient will be notified of the loan through the e-mail address you provide. The borrower has seven days to accept the loan.

If the loan is not accepted after seven days, the book will become available again through your Archived Items.  You can also attempt to loan the book again at that time.

If the borrower already owns the title, or the title is not available in the borrower’s country due to copyright restrictions, the borrower will not be able to accept the loan.  In these cases the lender will be able to read and loan the book again after the seven day period has ended.


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