Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Seven

Hello and thanks for popping in to help me celebrate Day Seven of the Ten Day Book Challenge. I would like to thank the incomparably talented Rami Ungar for tagging me to participate.

Here is how the challenge works:

  • Thank whoever nominated you with big, bold print. If they have a blog, link to the post where you got tagged there.
  • Explain the rules.
  • Post the cover of a book that was influential on you or that you love dearly.
  • Explain why.
  • Tag someone else to do the challenge, and let them know they’ve been tagged.

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To Kill a Mockingbird was assigned reading when I was a freshman in high school. While other students complained about having to read the book, I devoured it. It is definitely one of my favorites. It’s the first book that made me rage on behalf of people who are victims of unspeakable injustice. As a young teen, it was hard for me to imagine how a human being could face cruel punishment based on a lie. Or how a group of people would automatically be presumed guilty due to the color of their skin. Sadly, despite how far our society has progressed, injustice and racism are still issues in our country. If this book was not required reading while you were in school, I do recommend reading it now. If you did read it as a teen or college student, I would recommend rereading it. Life experience does change your perspective, I’ve discovered, and you might pick up on things you didn’t notice when you were rushed to finish reading before the big test.

Do you have a book that influenced you or that you dearly loved? Why not participate in the Ten Day Reading Challenge? It’s loads of fun, so don’t wait to be tagged. Just join in!

6 thoughts on “Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Seven

  1. I reread this book last year, actually. It really is a powerful story, and I got so much more out of it as an adult than I did as a teen. Even wrote a super-long blog post about it, if I remember correctly.

    Yeah, great book no matter how you look at it. I hope it continues to be taught in schools, no matter some people’s fears of “triggering” or “racial insensitivity.”

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