Hello there! As you may know, Go Set a Watchman, the sequel/companion/continuation of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird releases on Tuesday! They hype and excitement and secrecy of this book is extraordinary; it has about equalized the preorders of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows and has extreme measures put in place to ship it to 70 countries on Tuesday and make sure no one gets their paws on it before then.
Today I am announcing the Go Set a Mockingbird Readalong, which begins tomorrow morning (June 12) at any time. Your ultimate goal is that by the end of next week you should have FINISHED both To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. It is a pretty laid back readalong, so you can space the time out however you want. I’m thinking about holding some sprints every afternoon and evening to get more reading done and to bond as a bookish community (I know that sounds sappy). I am going to attempt to finish To Kill a Mockingbird before Tuesday so when Go Set a Watchman gets to my house on Tuesday, I can jump right into it. Feel free to join me in that goal, but you don’t have to.
SO, if you skipped the whole top and tl;dr it, here it is in a nutshell. If you haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird and want to see what all this praise is about, JOIN US! If you have read this, oh, 20 years ago, but you want to reread it in preparation for Go Set a Watchman, dig out your old copy of it and JOIN US! If this is your favorite book and you reread it annually, this is the perfect time; get 1 of your 30 editions and JOIN US! Anyone and everyone can (and should!) join! If you don’t already have a copy, go out and buy a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird at your local bookstore/thriftstore/anywherethatsellsbooksbecausethey’llprobablyhaveit or borrow it at the library! They have super cheap and convenient mass market paperbacks, or you can yolo it and buy the slipcased edition. I am leaving links down below to order copies of both books!
If you are joining in, LINK UP right below! If you are a blogger, link your blog so me and others can follow you. Should you decide, you can create a little starting line post and include my graphic (with credit to me). If you are not, link your Goodreads, Twitter, whatever.
Quick note: this is not only for bloggers! Anyone can participate!
Twitter will be a big hub for participants, so keep Tweeting us your progress with #GoSetaMockingbird and find other people’s Tweets on the #. No spoilers please! Also, take a selfie of your copy of each book when you start reading it and tag it with #GoSetaMockingbird on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr etc. If you want to ask me any questions, comment or Tweet me @foreverbookish. I might also have some fun posts, tags and competitions up my sleeve for later in the week 😉 If you aren’t able to join the readalong, please SPREAD THE WORD!
This is going to be fun, guys! I’m so pumped to be hosting this and I’m very excited to read these!
ORDER A COPY OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD:
ORDER A COPY OF GO SET A WATCHMAN: