I am just finishing up this last months book club pick "To Kill a Mockingbird." I have to be honest I was not excited to dive into this one. I was in the mood to read something that was flying up the bestseller list! I remember reading it in high school, but I didn't remember much about it. The back of my copy says "voted best book of the century." It truly is a classic. I think this will stay on my list of books to read and re-read.
It tells the story of a young girl in the south wrestling with prejudice as her father defends a black man for a crime he did not commit. It shows the fathers gentle parenting style and wisdom. I love that the book reminded me of my childhood as my sister and I would adventure all over the neighborhood, visiting with the neighbors, young and old...people my parents knew and some they really didn't. It also makes me sad that this is not something that is going to be an option for my children. It's just not as safe of a world anymore. But I was thankful to be reminded, and will read this book again.