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
“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.”
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.