The Reading List

Rating 4.1
12h 48min

Description of the book

A new chapter is just beginning…*A finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards for Fiction 2021!*

‘The story is an absolute joy . . . A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut’Sunday Times bestseller, HEIDI SWAIN

‘A love letter to books, reading and the power of connection – absolutely gorgeous’ Sunday Times bestseller, RUTH WARE

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…

A real heart-lifter . . . . A joyful, uplifting read’ Good Housekeeping

‘A gorgeous debut novel about the power reading has to bring people together, no matter the barriers of age, culture and class’ Red


Length Audiobook:

12h 48min





Publisher Audiobook::

HarperCollins UK

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What others think

Reviews of The Reading List

Great feel good story


Best book I’ve read in years

The cover blurb does not do this wonderful novel justice .Read it you won’t regret it