The Reading List is the stunning debut novel by Sara Nisha Adams and it’s available today in glorious hardback, ebook and audio with HarperFiction.
This beautifully tender novel will entice readers not only to pick up The Reading List but also the books featured on its own reading list! Celebrating the ability of books to bring people together, Sara’s story captures both the sadness of loss and the brilliance of community in helping people to get through difficult times. The book was inspired by Sara’s love of libraries as well as her grandfather whose shared love of reading brought them closer together. Congratulations Sara, reviewers can’t get enough of your novel!
‘A real heart-lifter […] a joyful, uplifting read.’ Good Housekeeping
‘A gorgeous debut novel’ Red
‘A gorgeous, life-affirming novel full of moments of tenderness that will fill readers’ hearts with joy. Sara writes so beautifully about family love, loneliness and loss. This is at its heart a novel about books, and the importance of stories that last forever. But it is also about what it means to be human, and what it means to be lost, and why it’s so important that we find ways to reach out and connect to one another.’ Huma Qureshi
“A wonderful read, The Reading List provides a fascinating insight into the complicated modern lives of an array of richly detailed characters, but also showcases quite beautifully the fundamental power of books to lift our lives from the mundane and transform them into something truly magical.” Imogen Clark, bestselling author of Postcards From a Stranger
“Absolutely gorgeous, a really blazingly warm hug of a book, and such a beautiful love letter to reading and the power it can have to shape our lives for the better. It’s not only the kind of book we need this year, but the kind of book we need every year.” Rahul Raina
The Reading List is also enjoying lots of attention in the press at home and internationally! Featuring as a best book for July in Red, A best beach read with NBC, and an Indie Next pick for August in the US, it is taking the book world by storm. And for anyone those who has yet to read it, here’s a taster:
When Aleisha discovers a crumpled reading list tucked into a tattered library book, it sparks an extraordinary journey.
From timeless stories of love and friendship to an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean with a boy and a tiger in a boat, the list opens a gateway to new and wonderful worlds – just when Aleisha needs an escape from her troubles at home.
And when widower Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha introduces him to the magic of the reading list. An anxious teenager and a lonely grandfather forming an unlikely book club of two.
Inspiring and heartwarming, The Reading List is a love letter to storytelling – its power to transport us, connect us, and remind us that a new beginning is only a page away…
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