2015 Reading Challenge

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Ouch. That hurt. What was I doing in 2015? Ah. I remember. Working too much overtime in a metropolis while at the same time, contemplating a move back to my home country, and still reeling from the emotional distress from losing my best friend – my mother, to cancer the year prior.

But the worst excuse was not owning a Kindle until December 2015. I wish I had jumped on that bus earlier and stopped being a stupid advocate for the “BOOKS ARE REAL, E-READERS ARE TOTAL BS!” farce.

While I read little, I do remember buying a lot of books off Amazon in 2015. Some are still sitting on my shelves calling out my name, often wailing seconds before I hit “purchase” on the Kindle store… Tell me, what’s a bookworm with multiple Kindle devices to do?

  1. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benson Deng
  2. Snowing in Bali: The Incredible Inside Account of Bali’s Hidden Drug World by Kathryn Bonella
  3. The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust by Lola Rein Kaufman
  4. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle
  5. Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle
  6. Burned Alive by Souad
  7. Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim
  8. Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking by Lydia Cacho