Not me, silly - the Depression in the US.
I am always intrigued by the standard of life back then and how racial inequality was played out. And how one man (Martin Luther King) and one woman (Rosa Parks) dared to make a stand after the Depression was stabilised and equal rights dared to come into play.
Im currently reading The Help. I'm normally a fast reader but this book is like a delicious chocolate cake and I'm devouring it slowly but surely. I'm a third in and I really do not want it to end. You must read it, I promise you will love it too (don't blame me if it has a crappy ending!). Ive just looked on IMBd and the film is released in August this year (exciting) but I only hope the film does the book justice, which they rarely do.
The same went for The Life of Bees - marvellous film set at the turn of Martin Luther Kings "I have a dream" speech. Queen Latifah acts her part beautifully and it also stars Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning. Its a proper girl film, you HAVE to watch it. It will break your heart.
There is also The Colour Purple which was racial unkindness within a single race too (I could watch that film everyday and obvs CRY - sob sob sob). Whoopi Goldberg is brilliant in it. I loved the Green Mile which was set in those times too as well as Shawshank Redemption.
And now I'm waiting a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird which I know I will love from the synopsis and recommendations from my friends.
If you know of any books of a similar ilk, leave a comment below. I'd really appreciate another book read xx