Favorite Books: Adrianna Groth


  1. The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  2. The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  3. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  7. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  9. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


  1. King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  2. "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
  3. The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin
  4. Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer
  5. The Lost City of Z by David Grann
  6. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  7. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  8. Not on Our Watch by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle
  9. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. Linchpin by Seth Godin 

During the summer of 2008, Adrianna Groth interned here at NAS. Since then she has worked in various capacities with San Diego-based nonprofit Invisible Children, which is concerned with ending a 25-year conflict and the use of child soldiers in central east Africa. She is currently working as a writing and communications consultant.

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