- Date finished: Jan. 15, 2012
- Genre: Fiction
- Year: 1960
- Project: Favorites Project
- Reading list: Winter 2011-12, Pulitzer Winners, BBC’s Top 100 Books, Newsweek’s Top 100 Books
- Quick thoughts upon finishing: I will go for a long while without reading To Kill a Mockingbird, but when I do, it’s like visiting with a best friend: it’s like no time has passed and I still love it harder than ever. To expound on this book’s good points is almost redundant: it’s masterful, beautifully written, tears at your heart and forces readers to come to terms with the (ugly and beautiful) reality of the human condition. Last week, I posted about the possibility of a required reading list for the entire world. While I doubt Ms. Lee would have been presumptuous enough to think her story good enough to make that list, I think this book SHOULD be required reading for every American. Every child. Every college student. Every adult, really. There’s always something you can learn from Scout, Jem, Atticus or Boo Radley.
Now to find/borrow/buy a copy of the movie so I can enjoy that favorite as well:
- Grade: A++++ (it’s my blog — I make the grades!)