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Enjoy & Discuss The Reading List, by Sara Nisha Adams

Hosted by the Consul of the Rio de Janeiro Book Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 22 Jan 16:00 - 17:30

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We will be joyfully discussing our impressions on the book, which, according to Goodreads is:

"An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forget an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb."

Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a list of novels that she's never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she's facing at home.

When Mukesh, her widower grandfather, arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list...hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again."

What books are on your reading list?

Hope to see you there.