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Winter Reading Challenge : Book Reviews from WRC 2021-22

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Such a powerful book and watching the movie helps picture everything better.  -- Nichole Lewis, C'22

 

The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans

Takes place in Peru!  -- Rebekah Balick, C'22

 

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

10/10, in a society where times can be troubling it can be very interesting to look back to someone who felt similar feelings and resorted to a more simplified way of living to reflect on society.  -- Jack Bauer, C'23

 

The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

Reread of my favorite Christmas romance novel. Just as sappy as ever.  -- Rebekah Balick, C'22

 

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Absolutely astounding. A must read.  -- Rebekah Balick, C'22

 

Nazi Wives by James Wyllie

This book showed me that Nazi Wives supported their husbands. This is something the entire world didn't want to believe likely. I wanted to better understand exactly what was going on in the Nazi era. If people knew Hitler had bad ideas, why did he gain so much support? I wanted to learn about this part of history since my mother's side of the family has origins in Hungary and my father in Austria. Of course, these would have been descendants that lived before the United States came to world power. However, I wanted to see how European thinking was affected by the holocaust. This was an eye-opening book. I would recommend this as a read for someone interested in history. It's wild to see how the leaders almost lived second lives and husbands, artist, and movie goers.  -- Andrew Jackson, C'22

 

Green: A Novel by Sam Graham-Felsen

This story transported me back to middle school. There were plenty of emotional ups and downs and the main character, Dave, had the reader with him and against him at different points throughout the book. I picked this book up at Goodwill randomly, but would totally recommend it to someone looking to be immersed in a story of friendship and coming of age.  -- Paige Roberts, C'21 GA

 

Words We Don't Say by K.J. Reilly

A heartfelt, coming-of-age novel that does a wonderful job opening your eyes to the realities in this world and the untold possibilities. I cried.  -- Emma Ward, C'22

 

The Fellowship of the Ring : Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Everyone should read it. A classic.  -- Rebekah Balick, C'22

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