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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee
Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep southand the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
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kohlhoffpaige05
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starts off kind of slow, but then really picks up the pace and draws the reader in.

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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I‘m about to start reading To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I think I‘ve seen the movie (or maybe just seen a lot of memes of it), but I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the book. That made me want to start a conversation here.

What classic/well-known book have you never read or movie have you never seen? Do you want to?

BookwormM This one which I will be reading this month 3w
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @BookwormM I have a really old copy of that. The best Little Free Library scores I‘ve ever found. I haven‘t read it yet either. 3w
Ifftay14 I have never read/seen The Godfather. Coming from an Italian family and married to an Italian, this is borderline blasphemous 😉😜 3w
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megnews
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So excited!!!

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TashaLeigh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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krispychips
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The beginning of this book was pretty light-hearted, and then the middle and end hit you and... Wow. I loved it. It's authenticity and realism was astounding. All the characters were fantastically written and I truly felt like I was living the story with them. Harper Lee wrote a beautiful, yet moving coming-of-age novel that I would highly recommend to everyone. It's one of the best, most interesting classics I have ever read.

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mobodie
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Super good book. Not your classic “read for class“ book. Although there is lots of symbolism, you don't feel like you have to dissect every sentence to find it. A great coming of age story that shows the innocence and yet deep knowledge that children posses.

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book25
Even after all the times I've read it, this remains one of my favorite books to read and teach.

Dragon Scout 💚🐉 2mo
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TheBookHippie
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#deadphilosopherssociety this quote fits with our current reading…

kspenmoll Yes, it is perfect! 2mo
GingerAntics 100% agree!!! 2mo
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Kammbia1
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This post may come across as stirring the pot. However, I recently listened to a podcast where author Maurice Carlos Ruffin was asked what novel he would like to rewrite. Ruffin chose To Kill A Mockingbird. I'm so glad he did. I have always felt that TKAM was somewhat overrated and the black characters in the novel were one dimensional at best. I wrote a blog post acknowledging Ruffin's position and stand with him in his assessment.

Kammbia1 I would like to ask what modern classic novel should be rewritten? https://marion-hill.com/what-modern-classic-would-you-like-to-rewrite/ 2mo
Texreader That is such an interesting position to take. I‘ve not read the book so I can‘t say how I feel about this statement. I really appreciate the thought experiment. I think I‘d pick Gone with the Wind, which is a brilliant book but for the blatant racism. Oddly I didn‘t pick up on it the first time I read it, but it was so obvious during the second read I almost couldn‘t finish it. 2mo
Tamra I need to reread with this in mind. 2mo
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Tamra What about a companion novel from the perspective of the black characters/community members? I‘d be keen to read something like that too. 2mo
Kammbia1 @TexReader I have never read Gone With The Wind. I‘ve heard about blatant racism in that novel.

@Tamra I think Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison is such a novel. It is a coming of age story and has depth and complexity of black characters that shows the effect of racism in not a white savior fashion.
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Tamra @Kammbia1 I have it on my physical TBR shelf! I‘ll bump it up for a summer read. Thank you for the heads up. 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 3mo
fredamans One of my all-time favorite reads! 3mo
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BarkingMadRun
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#februaryreads I finished 11 and have 3 in progress. I forgot to add Beasts of Prey, probably because I‘m struggling with it. I may finish Frill Kill tonight, but I‘m not sure!

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Dramatictara
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Excellent classic

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JessClark78
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This was my first time reading this since early high school years. I didn‘t remember much of the story until I was reading it again. I‘m glad I revisited this as an adult as I probably have a better understanding of its importance now than I did as a young teen. Highly recommend.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tamra That is a pretty edition! (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes , lovely cover 💫 3mo
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ahomelibrary
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What Classic do you think encapsulates that perfect “timeless” quality? I really think TKAM is one of those books. I rate it 5 stars because it evoked so much emotion, relatability, empathy, and life lessons compacted into a well-written story that gripped me even from grade school. Class discussions on themes in TKAM were mature & heartfelt for the first time at a young age, which left a lasting impression. I loved this one!

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Nathan.LeRoy
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Mehso-so

To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated by a girl who‘s name is Jean Finch. She usually goes by her nickname, Scout. She goes on to talk about her family history. Scout lives with her older brother Jem and Atticus who is a lawyer. In the summer of 1933 when Jem is almost 10 and Scout is almost 6, a new neighbour moves in beside them. His name is Charles Harris but goes by Dill. He quickly becomes friends with Jem and Scout.

Nathan.LeRoy Dill says that they should go try and get Boo Radley out of his house. Radley is a creepy neighbour who has never been seen out of his house in years. If you like classic fiction you will enjoy this book. This book is written in first person where Scout is both the protagonist and narrator. The author uses pronouns such as, I, me, we and us. 4mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Nathan! It does get better! 6/6 4mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Had planned to finish this a lot sooner, but ended up catching Omicron, which made me spend the past 5 days asleep 😩 I ‘read‘ this when I was 14 for school, (by ‘read‘ I mean the Cliffsnotes due to being an angsty teen). This was friggin‘ incredible. So glad I chose to revisit it. Had missed most of it the first time, so this was new to me. Love Atticus ❤️❤️❤️ Seriously, Atticus is the best.

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BarkingMadRun
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Driving to NJ for a funeral and making use of the time. My husband chose this one. Sissy Spacek is a great narrator!

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kplovesbooks
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#12BooksOf2021 #3rdbookof2021 #March
In March I finally read this classic. I had put it off because I had loved the movie, and since we all know that books-to-movies is a touchy thing, I was afraid that the book would somehow be different. Also, I felt I should love it just because of the subject but what if the writing stunk like some famous books? Anyway, I finally sat myself down to read it. And YES. ALL THE STARS.
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Andrew65 A true classic. 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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aliyah.__2004
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"you never really understand a person until you've climbed into their shoes and walked around"
-Harper lee

When Atticus Finch says this to his children it really hit home. A very powerful quote.

#tokillamockingbird#harperlee#classics#atticusfinch

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hornja
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This book was an amazing, sincere, and heartfelt coming of age story that is good for all generations.

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bargened

This story is a heart felt, intense, twisting, turning reminder that no matter the time or circumstance there are always good people who will stand up and do what is right.

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paisleyjess
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Re read this after seeing the play. The play is amazing and the book is a good one to revisit.

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samdebruin05

This was a really good book top 10 book for me.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Lots of conversations happened on the #porch in the film adaptation.
#GratefulHarvest

Eggs Brilliant choice ❤️🤍🖤 6mo
plemmdog Interesting observation. I haven‘t read the book in a while and can‘t recall if the porch was prominent, or that was the director‘s choice in the movie… 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm @plemmdog I don‘t remember either 😅 6mo
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spon10eous
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With plot based on 1930s southern USA and narration made by a six year old child's point of view, the key lesson from this book is that always take stand against injustices and wrongs like racism, irrespective of what the popular narrative is. You may feel isolated but the ultimate victory is worth it.

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mgoga78
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Pumpkin scones! 🎃
3. The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Burpito
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I remember liking this one many

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IuliaC
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I've been putting off reading this magnificent classic for such a long time.
I now understand why this novel is a reference point in literature and remains meaningful no matter the period. Apart from the obvious and well-known social issues it addresses, I think it also brilliantly conveys the importance of doing and supporting what is right, accepting who people are and staying true to those principles.

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sjdreads
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So I must have read this back in 96/97 and it‘s still one of my favourite books. Still relevant, sadly. But what a work of literature.

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished this one a couple of days ago, and forgot to post a review. This books was nice, just as I remember it being, it‘s always been one of my favourites, although I despise the ending of the book. I personally think that it could have been better... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 62.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Lovelylottereader
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I read this book for school and at first thought it was confusing and hard to follow. It grew on me though and I became invested in the storyline easily. I enjoyed the mystery aspect and the trial the most. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 8mo
IuliaC This one's on my autumn reading list too 👍 8mo
Ast_Arslan @IuliaC it's a beautiful powerfull book 8mo
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PoodleMama99
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One of the best if not the best of all time. Definitely in my Top 5.

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Eggs
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A partial list of books that were banned at one time or another...

#bannedbook #falltreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

nanuska_153 Oh I didn't know the kite runner had been banned! It's been on my TBR list for some time. That definitely makes it a strong contestant to read soon 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 8mo
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Lovelylottereader

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it‘s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

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Zoechristofiloyiannis
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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This book is keeping me on my toes, This is an excellent read so far. I am only on page 95 and I am so intrigued by the storyline! At first I wasn‘t able to get into because it was hard to follow but now I can‘t help but to read the next strip of text. My feelings on this book were scrambled at first, but now I am in love with the storyline so far.

katy4peas If you‘ve never read the title before, I find the GN can sometimes leave parts out. They are great supplements after reading the novel, but as a first time read they can be confusing. I went the GN route with Artemis Fowl without knowing anything and it took me a bit to figure out things that I would have been told in the novel. Not bad, just different. I‘m glad you are enjoying it! You should totally read the full novel at some point. 😊 8mo
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Sharv_Sona
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“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try win,”

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LeslieO
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚❤️ 8mo
Eggs 🥰 🐦📚 8mo
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Sharv_Sona
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The next morning I awoke, looked looked out the window and nearly died of fright. My screams brought Atticus from his bathroom half-shaven.
“The worlds ending‘, Atticus! Please do something-“
“No it‘s not,” he said. “It‘s snowing.”

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dihu
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✨its storyline, its characters, and ofc, its values r spectacular. I really recommend it!! The trial, the coming of age for both Scout and Jem, UGH I cannot say how much I love it. The book is one of a kind and it'll change the way you look at the world. Give it a try. ✨#thatsclassic #lovebooks🔹🔷

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Staci
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This was a great book! Jem and Scout made this book and Atticus was a very intelligent character!

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Sharv_Sona
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Saved by the bell, Miss. Caroline watched the class file out for lunch. As I was the last to leave, I saw her sink down into her chair and bury her head in her arms. Had her conduct been more friendly towards me, I would have felt sorry for her. She was a pretty little thing.

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Sharv_Sona
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Read this one for leisure, rereading it because of my school! I‘m so exited to read it again!

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AmyG
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Scout Finch would be the star of her kickball team!

#LitsySummerCamp @ImperfectCJ