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To Be Read Challenge Book Reviews

This page contains an archive of book reviews submitted by participants of the To Be Read Challenge.

Sisterhood Everlasting

By Ann Brashares

Another simply fantastic read! Ann Brashares brings to life so much that is hard for us to speak into words and works through it in ways that even some therapists can’t do. :’) I recommend sitting down to read this book as there are quite a few jaw-dropping moments in this beautiful conclusion. If you […]

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Alice in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll

I really wanted to love this book. I started it once when I was very young and the illustrations and visual language caught my imagination. Perhaps I really should have finished it then and not tried to catch up with it later in life. As an adult and grandmother, I was caught by Alice’s willingness […]

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Thief of Glory

By Sigmund Brouwer

I enjoy reading WWII fiction but realized most of the of the books I read were set in Europe, so I looked for some set in the Pacific theatre. Thief of Glory is about Dutch and American citizens interned in a Japanese prison camp in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins’ father […]

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The Silver Chair

By CS Lewis

This book reminded me of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe–almost rivaling it as my favorite of the Narnia series. It features Eustace and Jill in the land of Narnia. It has all the wonderful features of Narnia and includes more scenes with Aslan than other books in the series, which is something that […]

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

By Shel Silverstein

Is it even possible not to like this poetry anthology? It makes me laugh and think and wish I were young again. It’s a quick read for an adult, but I like to read a few of the short poems before going to sleep in order to end the day on a high note. It’s […]

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Slave to Sensation

By Nalini Singh

This book landed on my TBR list because somewhere on a blog I saw the author quoted as saying this was a paranormal romance that even people who didn’t like paranormal romance would enjoy. Having finally read it, I can agree. I’ve never found the usual themes or settings of paranormal romance compelling, but this […]

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Stranger in a Strange Land

By Robert A. Heinlein

The last book I reviewed for this Challenge reminded me that good fiction communicates truth better than any non-fiction. Heinlein’s classic sci fi novel Stranger in a Strange Land let me know that good fiction (sci fi or otherwise) allows us to grok the world better than any non-fiction. This tale of a human born […]

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All The Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr

I read this book fairly soon after reading “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, so I was a little burnt out on WWII at the time. It took me MANY tries to get into “All The Light…” I ended up listening to the first half on audio book, but then that loan expired, and I had […]

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