“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
Matchbook Book Club presents:
The July Edition
Theme: How Far We've Come
What a glorious weekend we've had! With sunnier days and warmer nights, I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves!
This month's pick will look at reads that will further deepen view of the human condition, whether it's about self-discovery, injustice overcome, or being inspired by the unexpected.
Thank you to all who have voted for this month's selections! It was safe to say that it was an overwhelming yes for Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman", the much anticipated runner-up to the classic, "To Kill A Mockingbird".
"Go Set a Watchman" will debut on July 14th, and as a result, our upcoming meeting will be pushed a little later: regardless, for the ambitious readers among us- there's room for opportunity to read the first book as a refresher, or better yet, watch the film (who doesn't love Gregory Peck, my ultimate dream man?!)
I think it's safe to say that this book will definitely lead a hearty round of discussions for our next meeting! I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and stay bookish!
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Summary:Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right. Happy reading!
In light of the Pan Am Games, we figured it would be best to meet more uptown this month.
Location is to be announced- however due to the nature of the book's late release into the month, there is only one day we can call the meeting (the following weekend is a long weekend) here is aDoodle to vote for the times!
Bookish love: a personal library shot from a beautiful home in Dallas. Beauty!