One of the most anticipated novels of the summer is according to Amazon.com, “a historic literary event.” Newly discovered in late 2014, Go Set a Watchman is the earliest known work by Harper Lee, bestselling author of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. (Which I’ll admit, I’ve never read – nor have I seen the movie. Maybe now is the time!)
Originally written in the mid-1950s and assumed lost, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Lee first submitted for publication before To Kill a Mockingbird.
Featuring many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later, Jean Louise Finch—Scout— returns home to Maycomb to visit her father, struggles with personal and political issues involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that helped to shaped her.
Is this a book you are looking forward to reading? What other books are you reading, or are planning on reading this summer? Any recommendations for our readers?
Here are a few suggestions from friends and fans:
Loren Reading- Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan (Roderick) Recommending- The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo (Stone)
Kim K: Book I will read…The Village: 400 years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues (Strausbaugh) Book I recommend… Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel (Tippins)… I’m in a funky groove of NYC History meets the social history of writers/artists/culture/social movements…and I love it!
Sharon: Book I hope to read is All The Light We Cannot See….book I recommend is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant….each and every woman should read this book! Fiction at its finest…and so meaningful to our lives today!
Kim M: My read: Between Panic and Desire by Dinty W Moore (for a second time) For others: West with the Night by Beryl Markham, who led a most remarkable life and was a fierce woman.
What We’re Reading This Summer at The New Yorker
Books In 2015 at Ask Men
Your 2015 Summer Reading List at Gear Patrol
The Perfect Summer 2015 Reading List at The Everygirl
Female Literati Pick Summer’s Best Books at Harper’s Bazaar
2015 Summer Reading Guide at Modern Mrs. Darcy
2015 Summer Reading List (for children) at ALA.org
Light Summer Reading (for children) at Chronogram