It’s time to move another letter down the alphabet for The ABC Book Challenge!
Every couple of weeks I’ll be sharing at least one memorable book with a title beginning with the letter of the week, and one (or more) books currently on my TBR.
I’ll be ignoring any As etc at the beginning of titles
The ABC Book Challenge – T
A Memorable Book…
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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.
This is probably a little stereotypical but I read this for my English GCSE – more years ago than I’d care to admit – and it’s stuck with me ever since! I must confess I’ve still not read the sequel, I have such fond memories of the characters as they were I don’t want to ruin that by finding out they’ve changed and they’re not as principled as I’d remember!
A Book On My TBR…
That’s No What Happened by Kody Keplinger
About the book
It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School shooting. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall. Everyone knows Sarah’s story.
But it’s not true.
I know because I was there when she died. This might be my last chance to set the record straight … but I’m not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did – and didn’t – happen that day.
And the fake Sarah story is important to a lot of people, people who don’t take kindly to what I’m trying to do. The more I learn, the less certain I am about what’s worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up …
If you saw my S post a couple of weeks ago you’ll know I love a YA mystery so here’s another, also set in a school! The blurb really intrigues me so I’m looking forward to discovering what did happen!
Trust Me by T. M. Logan
About the book
Two strangers, a child, and a split second choice that will change everything . . .
Ellen was just trying to help a stranger. That was how it started: giving a few minutes respite to a flustered young mother sitting opposite her on the train. A few minutes holding her baby while the mother makes an urgent call. The weight of the child in her arms making Ellen’s heart ache for what she can never have.
Five minutes pass.
The train pulls into a station and Ellen is stunned to see the mother hurrying away down the platform, without looking back. Leaving her baby behind. Ellen is about to raise the alarm when she discovers a note in the baby’s bag, three desperate lines scrawled hastily on a piece of paper:
Please protect Mia
Don’t trust the police
Don’t trust anyone
Why would a mother abandon her child to a stranger? Ellen is about to discover that the baby in her arms might hold the key to an unspeakable crime. And doing the right thing might just cost her everything . . .
I read Lies back in 2017 and keep meaning to pick up one of the books he’s released in the past couple of years. Trust Me is scheduled for release in a couple of months. The blurb sounds really intriguing so I might actually get around to picking this one up!
One memorable and two to be read T books! Let me know yours in the comments and be sure to come back on the 11th to discover my U books!