This May, we read American literary classic "To Kill a Mockingbird", by Harper Lee*. One of the most widely read novels in the world, "To Kill a Mockingbird" still sells millions of copies every year - despite being published more than 50 years ago. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbours and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The story is told by the six-year-old Jean Louise Finch. If you have already read this book, you can either read it again (you may find you have a different perspective now!) or alternatively you can read The Best Australian Essays, as originally planned for May*. Happy reading! AW x *According to our list we were supposed to read "The Best Australian Essays", however, not everyone was able to access a copy and so we decided to change it for this month. For those of you who can access the essays, please let us know and we can set up a discussion forum for that one too!