Book #2: To Kill A Mockingbird

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Quick Facts

  • To Kill A Mockingbird (published in 1960) has sold more than 30 million copies, been translated into 40 languages, and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize.
  • The novel was made into a hugely successful movie in 1962, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.
  • In a 2006 survey of librarians, To Kill A Mockingbird was second only to the Bible in a list of books everyone should read before they die.
  • Dill’s character in the book was based on Truman Capote, a childhood friend of To Kill A Mockingbird Author Harper Lee.
  • To Kill A Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s only novel, and one of only a few of her published pieces.

My Thoughts

I’ve had quite a few people ridicule me for never having read To Kill A Mockingbird. My wife said I should be ashamed to be a southerner. It’s true; I should be ashamed. That’s why I…

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