I heard about the new Harper Lee book too! I was about to say "Wow, now that is one long-awaited sequel!" But then I just googled and found out that wasn't quite what it was, after the fact?
I am FIIINNNAAALLLYYY reading 1984 by George Orwell. Wow, amazing. I still have never read Brave New World either. I'm trying to go through a bunch of classic things, so that when some article or news or blog references a known literary or cultural concept, I'm not like "Argh!! Avoid! Avoid!! Spoiler Alert for those of us who have not read or studied some of these things!!!" Heheheh. I must say I'm extremely anti-spoiler though, I just love when something I experience is "absolutely, utterly new and totally unknown", rather than having some idea of what to expect. I even avoided seeing the trailer for the new Star Wars movie for ages, until someone promised that it tells you pretty much absolutely zero about what it will be about.
Yes, something like that. The gist I got was that in some instances it got marketed as a sequel or prequel a bit, and what it was was not that exactly, and some people were quite disappointed about how that had been done.
I only skimmed, so I don't know if it was really truly 'marketed' that way by the publisher, or if really it was just hyped that way by bloggers and sites wanting to make links and titles clickable and not-necessarily-perfectly-honest-and-accurate.
I am usually reading several books at the same time, about health, science, and psychology. When I want a break I read poetry and murder mysteries. I just finished reading The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah.