Master Post: To Kill a Mockingbird Read-Along


Welcome to the Master Post for our read-along of Harper Lee’s To Kil a Mockingbird.  This is one of America’s most well-known and beloved pieces of classic literature, so I am excited to revisit it with you all.

To see who else is participating (or, if you just stumbled across this read-along for the first time, to sign-up), you can visit This Post.

Below, I have outlined my own posting schedule.  Feel free to post on your own blogs following this schedule as well, but also feel free to do whatever you want.  You can post more often, or wait until the end and just post a final review (which I will also be doing).  There is a Mister Linky widget at the bottom of this post which we can all use to update each other on the posts that have gone up, and to visit others to see what they are thinking / how they are doing with the book.


About the Book:

“The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.”

Posting Schedule:

Friday, July 19th: Thoughts on Chapters 1-11
Thursday, July 25th: Thoughts on Chapters 12 – 21
Wednesday, July 31st: Thoughts on Chapters 22 – 31 and/or Final Review

So, there we have it!  The book is not too long (31 chapters / 323 pages) so I am hopeful that  17 days is long enough for everyone to complete it.  That comes out to about 19 pages a day – so I think we can do it!  Best of luck to you all – can’t wait to read everyone’s thoughts! 

Reminder: To discuss on Twitter, use #MockingbirdReads

13 Comments on “Master Post: To Kill a Mockingbird Read-Along

  1. Looking forward to it! I started the novel over the weekend, and it’s amazing how much of it remains ingrained in me. It has really stuck with me all of these years (it’s been a very long time since I last read it).


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  3. I am pretty excited about this read-along! I have never read it before and I’m looking forward to curling up with it tonight!


    • I’m glad to be reading it again! We have a good mix of those who have read it and loved it, read it and not liked it much, and never read it at all. Should make for some interesting discussions!


  4. I think I will most likely hop around to others’ blogs and discuss rather than post my own, if that’s okay. I taught TKM to 9th graders for six years, so it will be fun to revisit it for me!


    • No problem – do what you like! 🙂 I’m looking forward to your thoughts, though, as I’m sure you can provide some great insight, having such a background with the book. I have only read it once, and I wasn’t blown away by it, but I’m excited abou trying again. Also, I read it before my book blogging days, so I didn’t take notes on it or read it critically, which might make a difference.


  5. I’m in.. already off to a late start despite my request to start this read-along before July 20th. :/ Sorry about that. Anyway, I started reading last night and will likely chime in on twitter when I can rather than post blog updates as I’ll have intermittent internet access over the next two weeks.


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  7. Yes, I’ve done it, read the first 11 chapters. It’s reading well and it expand my vocabulary, in the beginning using googletranslate often, in chapter 11 less. I like the book en read along


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