To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There probably isn't anything I can add to the discussion on this book that hasn't already been discussed. Somehow, I skipped/missed reading this in high school, which is when I think most people are introduced to it, and for some reason I had thought I'd tried to read it since then and couldn't get into the writing at all, but I must have been confusing it with another book, as I read this in three sittings (and the only reason it was three was because at 2am of the second sitting, I just couldn't keep my eyes open anymore). As it is, I'm glad that I had not read this until now, as my younger self may not have appreciated the book properly.
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the book, from Lee's writing style, to the characters, to the social commentary of the times. My reading group had selected this and Go Set a Watchman as our December/January book picks, and I'm so glad that we did, at least as far as Mockingbird is concerned. I have some reservations concerning Watchman given what I've heard about it since its release, but I'm going to give it a try.
As for To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm fairly sure that I'll be revisiting this wonderful book again in the future.
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April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!