In case you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you’ll have heard the news that a new novel by Harper Lee, author of the bestselling classic To Killa Mockingbird, will be released this summer.
Go Set a Watchman catches up with Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird 20 years later, as she returns home to the town of Maycomb.
Starting today I’m taking part in the To Kill a Mockingbird (Re)read, being run by Lee’s publisher. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird before, in my early teens, but here’s the sum total of what I remember:
-it features a child called Scout and her dad, a lawyer called Atticus
-it’s set in Alabama
-it deals with race relations
-someone called Boo Radley is in it
-I loved this book.
And I’m betting I’m not the only one who remembers next to nothing about To Kill a Mockingbird, yet professes it to be a great book. So, the schedule for the (re)read is below, and I’m hoping by the end I’ll be able totals eloquently and honestly about why this is a great novel. Join in if you like, using the hashtag #TKAM on all platforms.