if to kill a mockingbird in my favourite book...

(30 Posts)
MrsAtticus Mon 12-May-14 19:17:47

what else will I like?
I have a looong stay with the in-laws coming up!

SanityClause Mon 12-May-14 19:21:24

My favourite book is The Handmaid's Tale.

It's not similar to To Kill A Mockingbird, but you might like it, nonetheless.

Best1sWest Mon 12-May-14 19:35:22

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith.
The grapes of Wrath

MrsAtticus Mon 12-May-14 19:45:01

thank you!

mum2jakie Mon 12-May-14 21:52:48

The Help is brilliant and along similar lines

BettyBotter Mon 12-May-14 21:59:01

It's my favourite too. smile

And my other favourite is 'The God of Small Things' by Arundhati Roy. It's worth reading if you haven't already.

nameuschangeus Mon 12-May-14 22:09:41

To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favourite book too.

I also loved Rohintin Mistry's 'A Fine Balance' and pretty much anything by Sarah Waters and Andrea Levy.

ScarlettSahara Mon 12-May-14 22:24:11

Love Mocking Bird too. Small Island by Andrea Levy is on a similar theme and set a little later-I think you would enjoy that too and when you have read that have you read any Thomas Hardy? I enjoyed Tess of the Durbervilles-prejudice and ignorance come into that .
From time to time I re-read Jane Eyre too. Good luck with the in-laws wink

DisgruntledAardvark Mon 12-May-14 22:27:43

The Sweet Hereafter. Not similar plotwise, but some similar themes (small town shaken by an event, the outsiders within the town, etc), and it's beautifully written.

Slipshodsibyl Mon 12-May-14 22:27:47

'Cold Sassy Tree' by Olive Ann Burns will appeal if you are a Mockingbird fan.

KaFayOLay Mon 12-May-14 22:30:17

Catcher in the Rye.
Both that and Mocking Bird have been read numerous times, love them equally.

Wolfiefan Mon 12-May-14 22:32:30

Roll of thunder hear my cry contains similar issues.

phoolani Mon 12-May-14 22:33:33

You may like Carson McCullers. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter especially, tho I love them all. Set in the US South. Reminds me of Harper Lee.

Slipshodsibyl Mon 12-May-14 22:35:31

You could also try 'Fried green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' And perhaps 'The secret Life of Bees'

highlandcoo Tue 13-May-14 10:37:13

YY to A Fine Balance, one of my favourite books.

I enjoyed The Help and The Secret Life of Bees but even better IMO is Sue Monk Kidd's new novel The Invention of Wings. Less fluffy, more hard-hitting and all the more interesting for being based on a true story of the first women from a slave-owning family to become passionate anti-slavery campaigners. An excellent book.

MrsAtticus Tue 13-May-14 11:58:37

Wow, thanks for all of these, I'll be sneaking off for a 'nap' at the in-laws quite regularly with all this lot, I'll just have to see how many I can fit in the suitcase grin

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 14-May-14 02:32:51

Clover by Dori Sanders

AnandaTimeIn Wed 14-May-14 03:14:17

Oh, I loved The Invention of Wings!

LondonForTheWeekend Wed 14-May-14 08:31:50

Another huge Catcher in the Rye fan. How about Midnigt in the Garden of Good and Evil?

SpawningSalmon Wed 14-May-14 15:31:13

The Poisonwood Bible is brilliant. Set in the Congo and has that hot, dry and dusty feel to the setting like TKAM. Also nice and long.

Another vote for A Fine Balance too. Brilliant.

skinmysunshine Wed 14-May-14 15:45:31

I love TKAM. My favourite book is Eat of Eden. Not similar at all but both great books nonetheless.

TheOtherSideOfSilence Wed 14-May-14 20:08:24

The Color Purple?

andabookaboutsandwiches Wed 14-May-14 20:13:28

Love Story - not really similar, but in my mind it belongs along with Catcher in the Rye and TKAM.

QueenoftheVerse Wed 14-May-14 20:18:13

The Colour Purple or The Power of One are both quite similar

I like anything by Truman capote. He was a friend of harper lee. And he is Dill in TKAM.

TKAM is my favourite book too... Probably read it over 100 times. It's my go to book if I need my soul to be soothed.

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