Atticus Finch, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Monday, 6 February 2017
So far, my New Years resolution to read more books is going particularly well; I've managed to get out of my reading slump and I'm on track to complete my reading challenge on Goodreads. In my last post, I shared my recent reads and what I planned to read in February: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story itself is rather small and so it didn't take me long to finish. I have to admit, this is one of those occasions where I believe the story would've been a lot richer if it was longer. I felt that there was a lot of potential which was lost as the story was constrained into 70 pages or so. The edition I have, the Penguin English Library, also includes the short story 'The Bottle Imp' and an essay by John Sutherland titled 'What does Edward Hyde look like?'. I didn't really care much for the story but I really enjoyed the essay which looked at the descriptions of Mr Hyde within the novel and the film adaptations of his character - I think I enjoyed it more than the actual story to be honest.

So, after finishing the short Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I decided to start reading the modern classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Although I've had this book on my bookshelf for years, I've always pushed it to the bottom of my to-read list. So far, I'm about 100 pages in and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

What do you plan to read this month?
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