Classics Book Club Spinoff: To Kill a Mockingbird

September’s Classic Bookclub selection is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, a short easy read loved the world over. Given its popularity, this read is cheap on Kindle, and should be easy to find in libraries and stores.

“Beautifully written, evocative, tender, but with a passionate message that drives the novel's action, To Kill a Mockingbird is rightfully a much loved and much studied classic. A tale of childhood, but also a tale of how the world should be (and how we can change it), the book lives on in the hearts of those who have read it well after the final page has been turned.”

Classic Literature, About.com


From Booktopia:

“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 behaviour-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humour and pathos. Now with over 15 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.”


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Background info to the "Classics Book Club Spinoff":

Based on a shared desire of Girly Bookclub readers to read (or in some cases re-read) the "Classics", I have set up an additional monthly meeting to explore the classics.  Please note, this does NOT replace the original "Girly Book Club" schedule, it is only a supplemental spin-off which is open to anyone, regardless of their participation with the regularly scheduled meetings.

The idea is visit, or re-visit, noteworthy or significant works and authors, preferably of a short(ish) length that can easily be enjoyed within our monthly reading time allowance. 




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  • Samantha S.

    When you come up the stairs take a right, im in the big corner wrap-around booth. Wearing a green top.

    September 10

    • Ema R.

      I'm just outside eating dinner - I'll be up very soon!

      September 10

  • Christina

    Sorry but still stuck at work :(. Won't be able to make it.

    September 10

  • Felicity

    Unfortunately I won't make it to the Circular Quay venue. Hope to join the group another time.

    September 9

  • Adria

    Sorry, I will not be able to attend. Next time, I hope.

    September 9

  • Danielle

    Hi, sorry but I can't make it to this one anymore :( Have fun and I'll see you at the next meet up :)

    September 8

  • Claire C

    Sorry, I can't make it to this one anymore, but I have Jasper Jones on my shelf and ready to read!

    September 8

  • Samantha S.

    And one more thing.... I have never seen the movie (1962 version) but plan on watching it before Wednesday. It's not a requirement, but for anyone else interested here are some links to free online streams/downloads I've found (can't vouch for the legitimacy of the source!) http://www.free-tv-video-online...­

    https://cinapalace.com/Registrat...­

    September 8

  • Samantha S.

    Hi all, 2 things- 1. sorry for the last minute venue decision. Our regular spot is booked out this week, so we'll be meeting instead in the upstairs bar of The Paragon Hotel, right at Circular Quay. The hotel is on the corner of Loftus and Alfred Streets, enter from Loftus Street around the corner from the McDonald's. We will be in the upstairs bar, so head straight up the stairs then turn right towards the front right corner booth area: http://www.hotelparagon.com.au/...­


    2. I ask this every month, but because we have SO many RSVP'ed attendees for this month especially- please please update your RSVP if you are not able to attend. (Hint: if you are reading this message you are probably RSVP'ed). As an organizer it can be challenging to find a venue to accommodate so many, and frustrating when only half the RSVP's show anyway!

    September 8

  • Alison

    Do we have an idea of location? :)

    September 7

  • Sally

    This will be my first time. Hopefully I can finish reading the book by then! :)

    1 · August 27

    • Alison

      Same Sally! :)

      September 6

  • Renee

    Sorry guys, got my dates mixed up. I won't be here for this month :-( have already bought the book though so will read it anyway

    August 25

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