Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Tuesday Talk Back: What are you reading this Summer?



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

Top Designers Give Us Their Summer Reading Picks at WIRED

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

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Talk Back: What are you reading this Summer?

  1. Before Go Set a Watchman was released I decided I must re read To Kill a Mockingbird. I was so happy that I read them back to back.
    Unlike some people I wasn’t really worried about the characters or how they changed in Go Set a Watchman. In life, some people change as they get older. Sometimes for the better, others for the worse.
    Whatever your decision on the changes in the characters in the book, it’s interesting to come back to a familiar story as if it was continuing…
    I enjoyed both Watchman, and Mockingbird, and I encourage all my friends to read them both with an open mind!
    -Robert L.

  2. I have yet to fully read To Kill a Mockingbird. I have read a bit of it in a library but didn’t have my card with me to bring it home. But from what I’ve read so far, the book is quite interesting, so to see another book related to that is exciting.
    This summer I have been reading tons of books. In celebration of the film that was recently released, I read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton which in my opinion was quite thrilling and fun to read.
    And I also read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls which was a memoir of the author and her life of poverty and the things she learned about her and her family. It was very emotional and well-written and quite possibly one of my favourite books so far.
    I plan on starting to read the last book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first two were fantastic! ^_^

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