To Kill A Mockingbird ll Harper Lee

Name: To Kill A Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Published By: Arrow Books
Genre: Modern Classic
Rating: ★★★★(4/5)

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was that one book that always made me look away in shame for never having read it before. It always seemed like one of those ‘must-read’ classics that you can’t really get away from. So finally I hunkered down to read it and I’m really glad to have finally done so. This book is very much a part of our collective understanding and to finally be in on the discussions gave me a huge sense of relief. But that’s just a part of it. This book was brilliant! It was glorious in its discussion of important themes, the exploration of race, class, gender, childhood, small towns, the justice system, the messages it had to share but especially its characters.

This book took me a little while to finally get into but when I finally did, I was invested in the story for the long run. Atticus Finch, in his humility, his life-lessons is someone I would want to strive to be. What he had to share about people and the world with his children and often other adults was truly an eye-opener. There’s so much to take away from this book and I just want people to go ahead and read it. It’s also a completely different experience to read this book as an adult considering many have read it at a younger age. It leaves you with a bucket load to think and rethink about and I think everyone should try and pick it up.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2020 TBR

This is my first venture into Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the amazing That Arsty Reader Girl. Today’s topic was Spring 2020 TBR and it seemed like a perfect way to enter TTT. There’s a lot that I want to get done considering my TBR is intimidating as heck but the list below seems like a good place to begin my showdown.

1) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I’m at this point and time possibly the only human in this world who hasn’t read this book. It’s been on my TBR for literal ages and honestly it hurts to say that i’m a tad embarrassed to have never read it before. But this year seems like the year to get through with this one.

2) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Another one that I have been meaning to read for a long while now. I have never read a Cassandra Clare book (Or I sort of have read a couple here and there but that was literal years ago) and kinda of want to dive into her Shadowhunter-verse or whatever it’s called. With all the hype for Chain of Gold I really want to know what’s up and the infernal devices seemed like a good place to start.

3) Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

4) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

5) Persuasion by Jane Austen
Completing the complete works of Jane Austen is high on my TBR list. If I get through both Persuasion and Mansfield Park I’d have done just that.

6) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

7) The Girl Of Hawthorne and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and I’m really looking forward to what the book has to offer. The premise seems super exciting!

8) A Feast For Crows – George RR Martin
One of my major goals for this year is complete the entire ‘A song of ice and fire’ and I think i’m doing pretty alright so far. Here’s hoping I keep up the momentum. Also fingers crossed for The Winds of Winter yelp

9) Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Once again lemme put you through a shocker and say I have never read a Murakami in my life. Yup, I’m a disgrace. But I really want to change that and Spring seems like a good month to turn things around.

10) Basti by Intizar Husain
This is a part of my reading to do for uni so I need to get it done before exams shower in. I’m a bit scared to dive into this one as I’ve heard it’s dense but wish me luck guys!