Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Go Set a Watchmen

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...  


Go Set a Watchmen by Harper Lee

* Book will be released July 14, 2015
* Check out the description from Goodreads:


“Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her pubOriginally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.lishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
 
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.”


The first book I remember being forced to read for English in high school and actually liking. I’m very curious about this book and whether it has a chance of standing up to the first book. Either way it’s extremely intriguing getting a chance to see these characters again.

9 comments:

  1. I almost put this book on my Waiting on Wednesday too but in the end decided to go with X by Sue Grafton. Never the less, I am dying to get my hands on this book. I too read it first in high school English and loved it!

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    1. Nice, yeah I'm betting that's where I lot of people discovered the first one. Here's hoping it's great. :)

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  2. Yay! I made this book my WoW pick for this week as well, I'm so excited!!

    My <a href=" https://bookishwanderlovee.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/waiting-on-wednesday-4-go-set-a-watchman/WoW</a>

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    1. Oops! This link should work now.
      My <a href=" https://bookishwanderlovee.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/waiting-on-wednesday-4-go-set-a-watchman/”>WoW</a>

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    2. Sweet, yeah I can't wait to read this book either. :)

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  3. I'm so excited to reread TKaM before I get this one! I haven't read it in almost 8 years, so I'm looking forward to getting back into that world.
    Here's my WoW :)

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    1. Yes, it'll be very interesting to compare the two. :)

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  4. Great pick! I cant wait for this one

    Check out our WOW & learn how to win an ARC copy of SIX OF CROWS!

    Leydy @ OUaT

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    1. Thanks, yeah it looks like it'll be a great read.

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