Charlestonbookgirl’s favorite book is…

A 28 year-old attorney from Charleston, Julie dreams about publishing a mystery book. She has also been reviewing her readings on bookstagram since December 2018. Plus, she is hosting a crime podcast, Getting booked, along with Alicia, aka @thebookishpuff. Let’s fly to South Carolina and find out about her favorite book!

What is your favorite book?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

When did you read it ?

I first read it in high school. 

Why is this book so important to you?

Not only is it an incredibly well written book, but it captures so many important lessons, especially about race. Harper Lee was so far ahead of her time. It also really encourages me to be the best lawyer I can be, even when I do not feel like it. 

How many times have you read the book ?

Twice.

Did you lend it to anyone?

I have before!

How would you qualify it?

I would qualify it as one of the most important books in our society. It has got a little of everything in it, and it appeals to readers of all ages. Everyone can learn something from it. 

What questions would you like to ask the author?

If I could ask Harper Lee anything, it would be what shaped her world view to inspire her to write a book like that back when it would not have been very popular. She was an intensely private person, so it would be great to have been able to sit and talk with her. I would also just ask her about her writing process.

And its publisher ?

I don’t know that I would have a question for the publisher, but rather I would just thank them for taking the chance on the book and publishing it. It was obviously a great decision!

What is your favorite bookstore?

Local: my favorite bookstores are Trade-a-Book (Sullivan’s) and The Village Bookseller! Both are Charleston based. Out of state: Strand Bookstore in NYC. It was an absolute dream! 

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