In its first week of sale, Go Set a Watchman — the highly anticipated new novel from Harper Lee — sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide, which makes it the fastest selling book in HarperCollins history. Though there’s been a fair share of controversy over the novel’s release, when July 14th finally arrived readers worldwide shared their excitement across the internet.
Below, we’ve shared some of our favourite posts from readers about Go Set a Watchman:
Despite the mixed opinions of the novel and its altered depiction of the beloved Atticus Finch, outlets worldwide praised Lee’s work:
And authors supported their fellow writer in a variety of tweets and reviews. Our favourites include Lawrence Hill‘s thought-provoking review, Heather O’Neill‘s praiseworthy piece on Why To Kill a Mockingbird endures, and this tweet from Judy Blume:
For our audiobook listeners, how cute is this picture of Reese Witherspoon recording her narration?