A Suggested Reading List for Cabin Fever

You know that really cold period just before spring – yes, you know the time – it’s like, right now – well, now is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, get inspired or escape to another part of the world.

Recognizing the symptoms of cabin fever, here’s a suggested reading list (listed in no particular order) for those of you looking for inspiration from ordinary people doing extraordinary things internationally or for readers searching for a good book filled with travel, adventure, cross-cultural interactions or new ideas. Many titles may be familiar, some may be new and of course, the list could stand to be expanded with suggestions of your own so feel free to add to it:

1. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World

2. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time

4. Capitalism at the Crossroads: Aligning Business, Earth and Humanity

5. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

6. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village

7. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

8. Chai Budesh? Anyone for Tea?: A Peace Corps Memoir of Turkmenistan

9. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

10. And being a strong supporter of the Peace Corps, it would be an incomplete list if we didn’t encourage people to read books written from Peace Corps writers. To see a complete list, click here.

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