Monday, December 7, 2015

Go Set Watchman: Recommendations

If you liked Go Set Watchman…

Go Set a Watchman

Southern Literature


Roses by Lelia Meacham: This is an epic family saga based in Texas.  It reads like a juicy, guilty pleasure soap opera.  There was enough plot and well developed characters that I didn’t feel like it was fluffy, chick lit.

Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns: This is another high school read that I remember little of other than it was a favorite when there were few required reading selections to enjoy.

Deals with Political/Racial/Worldwide Issues

The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett: Also based in Alabama during the ‘50s and likewise deals with race issues from the feminine prospective.  This was another quick, page turner that centered around lovable Skeeter and her wacky friends.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: Both a classic Southern novel and a tragic portrayal of the Civil War, this might miss the mark for simplicity of narrative and writing style.  Mitchell has a much more intricate story line, more characters, and wider plot than Go Set Watchman.  It is an epic compared to Lee’s vignette style novel.

Also by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird : Is on my to read again list it is so good.  My policy is generally, why re-read something when there are so many other tempting books to read, but this is one of the rare few on it.

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