Many PCVs post lists of items they need/want (such as peanut butter!), as well as their reading lists. These are designed partly as an example of the PCV life, as well as helpful suggestions for any care packages!
I’m getting a head start on the reading list with full intent to read as much as possible in the next 27 months!
Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in English or Spanish
“The Fruit Palace” by Charles Nicholls
“The Heart of the War in Colombia” by Constanza Ardila Galvis
“Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia” by Tom Feiling
Something by Bill Bryson
“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini
“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini
“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
“The Beautiful and the Damned” by F Scott Fitzgerald
“Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World”, by Samantha Power
“Realities of Foreign Service”