Week 43 – Shelf Pleasure’s 2016 Reading Challenge
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of our favorite books. We read it at least once a year. So we were hesitant to pick up Harper Lee’s recently “discovered” followup, Go Set a Watchman, because the reviews have been so mixed. We found ourselves pleasantly, if not urgently, turning the pages. The book would have been a perfectly fine read…if it had been published before Mockingbird. But following in its footsteps, it is hard for it to shine as brightly. And while discovering what happened to Scout, her family, and her friends felt a little like coming home, her world is sadder with the absence of so many important secondary characters, from her brother to her ever present friend Dill. What did you think of the book? And tell us, which book do you find yourself reading over and over again?
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