Here is the sentence:

Wendy red each Cliff's Notes title on the rack, hoping to spot Moby-Dick. She finally found a booklet stuffed among the guides to Hamlet and bought it without regret, for she couldn't stomach another minute of the exhausting novel.

The first verb, red, is the problem. As you know, the sentence requires the simple past. Read [pronounced the same as red] is the correctly spelled form.

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
read read(s) read read

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