The Beckhams’ Welcome A Literary Baby

The BeckhamsSo much for my resolution to only post about the books on the list. I figure I gave that up months ago.

But, while this news (and I use the word “news” loosely) doesn’t have to do with the list per se, it does have to do with two of my mom’s favorite things: books AND pop culture.

David and Victoria Beckham just had a new baby and they named her Harper. David explains why: “Victoria’s favorite book is ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”

To Kill A Mockingbird is certainly a name-your-child-after-it worthy book. I know I’ve always really liked it. And now more and more people in the UK are getting exposed to it. Since the Beckhams announced their baby girl’s name, sales of To Kill A Mockingbird have increased by 123% on


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