TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HARPER LEE (1960)
The writing is beautiful, the characters are great, the accent is not too over the top, and the pacing is slow, but consistent. From about half way in, once the trial gets underway, I was totally hooked. There’s not a lot to say about the book that hasn’t already been said. Of course, it’s a lovely social commentary, and teaches important life lessons, but my very favourite moments are those interactions between Atticus and his children. I really enjoyed this one.