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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.

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr

I read this book shortly after finishing The Nightingale (Hannah), and it was so difficult not to say, “this just isn’t as good as ‘The Nightingale’”, as I read through the book. I didn’t empathize nor like many of the characters in the novel, and I thought the ending was lacking. Find in Catalog

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The Call of the Wild

By Jack London

Somehow I got through high school and college without ever reading this book. I was surprised to find that the book is about a dog (named Buck) who is forced by kidnapping to transition from a life of ease in California into the life of a sled dog in the Yukon. The story is told […]

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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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