Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrating To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee




Have you had the opportunity to read this timeless classic yet?  I was actually fortunate enough to read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time with my book club a couple of years ago.  I actually wasn't even the only one in the group to be reading this book for the first time.  If you haven't had the chance to read this book there is no better time than the present.

This year commemorates the 50 year anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird and you can join the celebration by reading the book, promoting it to all of your friends and family, or check out the calendar of events that Harper Collins has planned.  If you think you may be interested in reading this with your book club like I did, you can find some inspiring discussion questions here.

So how about you?  Have you read this great piece of literary fiction and if so how long ago did you read it?  What is your lasting impression of the book?  We keep a book club journal and the only note I had in there about this book was "I loved this book!"  I think that sums up how many people feel about To Kill a Mockingbird.

9 comments:

Anna said...

I just received a copy of this book from HarperCollins, and I started reading it yesterday. So far, it's really good, and I'm sad that I somehow missed this book in school.

Jo-Jo said...

Anna: I know, I guess I'm not sure how I missed it in school either. My daughter doesn't like to read at all but when she was in school I remember her loving this book.

Marce said...

Jo Jo I finished this one on Wednesday, my 1st time reading it, will do my review later.

I would have appreciated it more in school as a project I think.

I have discussion on my blog on Monday's post.

Alyce said...

I read it my freshman year of high school and loved it. I should get a copy and read it again sometime.

Diane said...

I liked this book so much--unforgettable indeed.

The Bumbles said...

I read it regularly, watch the movie whenever I come across it and have seen a stage version recently. I love it dearly and recommend it always. So happy to see so many book bloggers spreading the joy that is Harper Lee this anniversary.

Serena said...

I'm hoping to re-read this one again soon. It's been a long time since I read it in school.

stacybuckeye said...

This is one of my favorites and read if for the first time as an adult in my 20's. We even named our cat after Scout :)

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