We are beyond excited that Sara Nisha Adams’ wonderful debut novel The Reading List is published in hardback in the US today with William Morrow.

The Reading List has done incredibly well since its UK publication by HarperFiction only two weeks ago. Not only has it garnered fantastic reviews across publications such as Real Style Magazine and Bookshop.org, it is also featuring on many of August’s ‘best reading’ lists including Indie Next in the US. You will also find it featured on the cover of BookPage’s August issue.


With so much anticipation already building, we are sure readers will be extremely excited to finally get their hands on a copy of their own!

Reviews have been incredibly positive for the title so far…

“A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut” Heidi Swan

“If you love books, read this. If you love people, read this. If you love crying with sadness, crying with happiness, and feeling like you have been wrapped in the blanket of someone else’s life, read this… a complete treat.” Debbie Johnson

“A lovely story about how a love of reading can transport us to other worlds and also bring us together.” The Toronto Star

“In Adams’ gentle novel, there is no sorrow or trouble so great that a good book—and a supportive friend—cannot help, and it is never too late to become a reader. As an uplifting and tenderhearted celebration of libraries and the transformative power of books, The Reading List is particularly perfect for book clubs and sure to brighten any reader’s day.” Bookpage

“If you’re looking for a relatable, heartfelt novel that you don’t want to put down over the summer, this is the book for you. It is full of moments that will make you laugh, cry, gasp and want to hug Mukesh and Aleisha. The tale will touch your core and remind you to look after the elderly and vulnerable people in your life” Eastern Eye


So here’s an introduction to Mukesh and Aleisha’s affecting story…

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.


Congratulations Sara!