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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.

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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Salvage the Bones

By Jesmyn Ward

A riveting wander through the life of a family in Louisiana beginning ten days before Hurricane Katrina strikes. It has all the elements of a great read: mysterious setting, strong and complex characters, passion, love between a boy and his dog, and impending doom as life moves forward. I would love to read a follow-up […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd

Loved this book! I started it many years ago and then watched the movie. I was convinced that I liked the movie better, but that’s not typically the case, so I wanted to give the book another try. Boy was I wrong — the book is so much better. I’m a beekeeper, so I enjoyed […]

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Twelve Tribes of Hattie

By Ayana Mathis

This was a good book. A great introduction to all of Hattie’s children and her interactions or lack thereof with them. I think that I would be great if the author could develop each of the characters into their own little short stories and have the children interacting more at these different points in their […]

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Go Set a Watchman

By Harper Lee

I was not expecting this book to be similar to that of To Kill a Mocking Bird, but what I did expect was to enjoy a book set in the same time period as the former as well a book to provide a little more plot to what was written in To Kill a Mocking […]

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