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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.

Men We Reaped

By Jesmyn Ward

This is one of the most conflicted, sobering and beautiful memoirs I have read. Jesmyn Ward chronicles the loss of her brother and four other black men she grew up with in Mississippi. Young men cut off in their prime by murder, suicide, overdose, a drunk driver and freak train accident. Yet in each case, […]

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Summer in the South

By Cathy Holton

I’d seen this book written up online and in magazines, so I expected great things from it. While it was a good read and I enjoyed it; I can’t say that I understood what all of the hype was about. Frankly, I was underwhelmed. However, it was still a decent read and I would recommend […]

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The Chance

By Karen Kingsbury

This book was very similar to Kingsbury’s other works. I used to absolutely love her stuff, but have been less impressed with her newer releases. However, this book was a good one! Semi-predictable like her other works, but still worth a read with its sweet messages and endearing characters. Find in catalog

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Go Set a Watchman

By Harper Lee

This is one of those books you just have to read! I had heard some negative things about the portrayal of Atticus Finch in this novel compared to To Kill a Mockingbird. However, I enjoyed this book and found it worth reading. Definitely would recommend! Find in catalog

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