As regular readers of LFTM know I’m working on a task list of 101 items to be completed in 1001 days.
Last night we concluded the discussions of To Kill a Mockingbird. The book club met for 5 weeks — 10 people total and never fewer than 6 at any one session. (Next week we’ll gather one more time to watch the classic movie.)
I can recommend Mockingbird as a novel that rewards careful reading. While the members were not always in agreement our discussions were respectful and diverse. We were allowed to challenge each other’s perceptions.
I loved it. Others in the group also did and asked if we could continue the Club with another book. I said I wouldn’t mind hosting if I didn’t always have to be the facilitator. So far no takers.
Aside from #15 Host a book club, I have 2 additional reading tasks on my 101 in 1001 list: #78 read 5 biographies and #79 read 5 novels.
I’m reading James Joyce’s Dubliners now and expect to read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck after that. Then I’m planning to watch the movie directed by and starring Gary Sinise.
Have you got any suggestions for biographies that I should read?