It won the National Book Award, it came first place in the Morning News Tournament of Books and now it's being adapted for a film starring Liev Shreiber and Jaden Smith -- this is the year of THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride. If you haven't read it yet, now's your chance to read it along with Mashable for their Social Book Club.
Want to hang out with James McBride in person to discuss the book? Join the MashableReads New York Meetup for their event on May 20 at 5:30 p.m. ET. And be sure to follow @mashlifestyle to discuss The Good Lord Bird, using the hashtag #MashReads throughout the month of May. You can also join Mashable's Goodreads page and Facebook group to share your thoughts as you read along.