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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

It was 1935 and there was entertainment on the radio, there was no TV and the kids could play outside unsupervised. And a black man was accused of raping a white woman.

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

It’s been a few years since I’ve purchased this book and planned to read it. I kept on moving my finger past it when browsing for books in my bookcase. I decided to give it a go and for the first half, it went dreadfully slow. I had seen the movie and knew what the plot was about but it felt like the book was written about something else entirely. It was about racism in America in the inter-war period but it was also about faith, being human, being innocent and what it means to raise a child right!

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Top 25 Sci-fi Books of all times

  1. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card (1985)
    1. Ender’s Game – Book Review
  2. Dune – Frank Herbert – 1965
  3. Foundation – Isaac Asimov – 1951
  4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams – 1979
  5. 1984 – George Orwell – 1949
    1. 1984 * George Orwell’s vision on a Big Brother state
    2. 1984 Excerpt about the Inquisition and Persecution
    3. George Orwell’s 1984 is now a massive hit in the book stores again.
    4. 1984 – George Orwell
    5. A brave new world vs 1984
  6. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A Heinlein – 1961
  7. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury – 1954
  8. 2001; A Space Odyssey – Arthur C Clarke – 1968
  9. Starship Troopers – Robert A Heinlein – 1959
  10. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov – 1950
  11. Neuromancer – William Gibson – 1984
  12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K Dick – 1968
  13. Ringworld – Larry Niven – 1970
  14. Rendezvous With Rama – Arthur C Clarke – 1973
  15. Hyperion – Dan Simmons – 1989
  16. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley – 1932
    1. A brave new world vs 1984
    2. The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999
  17. The Time Machine – H G Wells – 1895
    1. The Time Machine – First three Chapters Excerpt
  18. Childhood’s End – Arthur C Clarke – 1954
  19. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A Heinlein – 1966
  20. The War of the Worlds – H G Wells – 1898
    1. War of the Worlds Book Review
  21. The Forever War – Joe Haldeman – 1974
  22. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury – 1950
  23. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut – 1969
  24. Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson – 1992
  25. The Mote in God’s Eye – Niven & Pournelle – 1975

Have you read any of these? Link below 🙂