July 19, 2015

Series Sunday: Go Set a Watchman News & Reviews

(To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to the classic novel by Harper Lee titled To Kill a Mockingbird. I read TKAM twice: once in middle school and again in high school. I remember the gist of the novel but not too many deets; therefore, I am going to re-read it before I begin reading the sequel.

In the meantime, I tried to avoid spoilers but it's damn near impossible. Go Set a Watchman has over 4,000 ratings on Goodreads. Much to my chagrin, it sparked debates on race and whether it should have been published. GSAW has been out less than a week and already critics and media outlets have released opinions. Below are the links to ten (10) articles that caught my attention. It's kind of a big deal.

How Go Set a Watchman Speaks to Our Time

So, Should You Read Go Set a Watchman?

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Better Off Lost?

Should Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Have Been Published?

Go Set a Watchman is a mixed bag of nostalgia and end-of-childhood awfulness.

With critics like these, it's no wonder Harper Lee stayed silent.

Go Set a Watchman is a Revelation on Race, Not a Disappointment

Celebrities and Writers React to Go Set a Watchman on Twitter

The Biggest Plot Twists of Go Set a Watchman, Explained (spoiler alert)

The New York Times Book Review of Go Set a Watchman (spoiler alert)