Join us for a special book club featuring the 2024 St. Johns Reads selection – The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams. See what others are saying about it:
“A quietly beautiful novel about the magic of books and the joy of human connection.” — Newsweek
“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
“St. Johns Reads is the St. Johns County Public Library System’s annual “One Book, One Community” event focused on creating a shared conversation on a selected novel. In its 20th year, St. Johns Reads 2024 features a variety of programs inspired by “The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams, including special events with the author at each branch library from January 30 to February 2. To learn more about the events with Sara Nisha Adams or other St. Johns Reads programming, please visit www.sjcpls.org/st-johns-reads. “The Reading List” is available to enjoy from your library in print, digital audiobook, and e-book formats.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. St. Johns Reads is generously supported by the SJCPLS’ Friends of the Library groups.”