The world is a scary place right now. I wake up most mornings with ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know it’ playing on a loop in my head, and the internal screaming just gets louder every time I think about the impending Trumpocalypse.
10. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Atticus Finch, a depression-era Southern attorney, fearlessly defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
I don’t know what’s more terrifying: that such a decent man as Atticus Finch only seems believable to me as fiction, or that the story is set nearly 100 years ago and yet the issues examined are still frighteningly relevant.
We need to do better.