To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Challenge

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of my favorite novels of all time, I am hosting the To Kill a Mockingbird reading challenge here at Hope Is the Word during the month of August.  I am super excited about this endeavor because I believe the last time I read this novel was when I taught it during my short-lived career as a high school teacher.  I am even more excited about the prospect of enticing those who have never read this wonderful story to do it this year!  🙂

How does the challenge work?  It’s simple:

  1. Write up an introductory post of your own detailing what you plan to do for the challenge and sign up at the linky below with a link to that post.  Feel free to use the lovely blog button (I use that term very loosely ;-)–it’s the first blog button I’ve ever created! ) on your post.  At the very least, in your blog entry please link back to this blog entry at Hope Is the Word.  This linky will be available until August 30.  If you don’t blog, then just leave a comment detailing your plans!
  2. During the month of August, read the novel, read about the novel, and/or watch the movie.  Then, write about it on your blog. 
  3. Come back on Tuesday, August 31, and link up your To Kill a Mockingbird post(s) on the linky I will provide.

Okay, so now that we have the details out of the way, here’s what I plan to do:

  • read the novel. 

  • read about the novel.

  • watch the movie.

I can’t wait to get started!  🙂


  1. I’ve had this post up all day to leave a comment on it and confirm that, OF COURSE I’m in! I haven’t written up a post specifically for this but will sometime next week if my Nightstand post of this past week didn’t count.

    I’m a couple chapters in and loving it so THANKS for hosting!

  2. Since I have a couple of books in front of Every Hidden Thing, I have added Whom Shall I Fear? to my ‘look for’ list. I will read it first if I can find it. Be cool!

  3. So August is almost over and on the way are the new Mockingbird parables AND Scout, Atticus, and Boo. BUT I don’t know if I can get to either before the end of the month. So sad. Sorry I didn’t commit to doing this before. (By the way, if you are interested in reviewing books, Tyndale is offering Mockingbird Parables for review! I’m super excited!)

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