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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.

Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd

I like the development of Handful but the Grimke sisters seemed to wain for me. It was just a simple formation of the Grimke sisters ultimately starting the feminist movement out of the abolitionist movement. I was expecting the lives of the Grimke sisters and the slaves be more intertwined within the story but each […]

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Someone Knows My Name

By Lawrence Hill

I had to put this book down a few times only because it was so emotionally gripping. Aminata was a well developed character. Reading her life made me feel like I was a part of the journey, even with most parts of it being very gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. Highly recommended read. Find in catalog

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Adulthood Rites

By Octavia Butler

This is the second book of the series. This book expands the world from the aliens sending the humans back earth to live without their reproductive rights. Chaos develops as the humans start to steal the hybrid children that have human-like features in hopes of having something that there were once used to. This book […]

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By Octavia Butler

This is the final installment of the three part series. It is very good. Both the human and the alien species have evolved and the story follows one of the hybrid children that’s in search of finding both aliens and human companions in order to survive. Humans that want to regain their ability to mate, […]

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Slow Dollar

By Margaret Maron

I’m trying to catch up with the Judge Deborah Knott series in order before I get too far behind. This is the ninth book in a series that currently stands at twenty – hopefully there are many more to come. Terrific sense of location and family. Recommended. Find in catalog

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By Althea Kontis

This book was JUST okay. I wanted to like it very much. I like rewritten fairy tales and the frog prince is one of my favorites. I had even met this author. It just seemed to somehow fall short of expectations. It is a sweet book for the YA audience however, and they may enjoy […]

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Perfection Salad

By Laura Shapiro

This is a WONDERFUL book. If you are at all interested in the history of cooking in the US, or the history of “women’s work” you should read this book. It is dense as it was written from a scholarly point of view and is well researched and annotated. It took me a while to […]

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