The Reading List


Product Details

Harper Large Print
Publish Date
5.9 X 8.8 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Sara Nisha Adams is a writer and editor. She lives in London and was born in Hertfordshire to Indian and English parents. Her first novel was The Reading List.


"A quietly beautiful novel about the magic of books and the joy of human connection." -- Newsweek

"A remarkable, heartwarming debut about the power of fiction." -- Popsugar

"Thoughtful and heartwarming... An absolute delight to read, it will be catnip to book groups craving a story to remind them why we read and how very important libraries and book shops are." -- Library Journal (starred review)

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

"This moving debut demonstrates the power of novels to provide comfort in the face of devastating loss and loneliness, with relatable characters and a heartwarming tone throughout. Readers who enjoyed Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop will find themselves drawn in by this book." -- Booklist

"The most heartfelt read of the summer...a surprising delight of a novel." -- Shondaland

"The story is an absolute joy. A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut." -- Heidi Swain, bestselling author of The Winter Garden

"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." -- Debbie Johnson, bestselling author of Maybe One Day

"A wonderful read about 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

"The Reading List absolutely captures the magic of reading and of libraries. I felt a part of Mukesh and Aleisha's book club, revisiting some of my favourite novels alongside these new friends." -- Louise Hare, author of The Lovely City