Anticipation ahead of Harper Lee book release

I read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ when I was about 15.  I think that is the case, although I honestly can’t remember exactly what age I was.  What I do remember is how much I loved the book.  And I mean loved.    However I haven’t ever re-read it, and I can’t honestly explain why that is the case.  God knows, I have watched the film too many times to admit.   I think the book is better though, as books usually are.  I just have a thing for Gregory Peck!

Anyway, I am counting the days until her new (!) book ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ is released and we don’t have long to wait.  14th July!

Go Set a WatchmanGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

I found all the controversy surrounding the release of the book slightly disconcerting.  I so hope the lady wasn’t taken advantage of.  I like to think she retains some of the spirit I saw her character display in the film Capote.    Well, whatever the truth is, I hope she can at least raise a glass to how much the public loved her characters, and cannot wait to read more!   So on my holidays I will have a copy of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Go Set a Watchman.’   I will be reading one after the other and enjoying every second of it.  I shall report back on my return.  I would love it, if you are a fan, if you read both and then we could compare notes!   The other book club choice for August is ‘The Girl on The Train.’ by Paula Hawkins which you can find out more about on The Monthly Book Club page.

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