Not Just Another Grouchy Grammarian

Musings about language, books, grammar, and writing in general

Review: The Reading List, by Sara Nisha Adams

Holy crap, Batman! What a gut punch of an ending! I went through almost a whole box of tissues listening to it.

I don’t want to give spoilers here, since I know several folks have Sara Nisha Adams’ The Reading List on their TBRs.

I will note that the first review that came up was from one of my favorite “cozy” authors, Ellery Adams. I disagree with her about the ending, but it was wonderful to see that she thought enough of the book to make her opinions public.

I will note that the protagonist turns out not to be who you are led to believe it is, but is really my favorite character. Both real and faux protagonists do sustain major growth over the course of the book, so that is doubly rewarding.

As a library lover, the book is also a treat, because there is a plot thread about turning libraries into full-service community centers in the good way, rather than closing them. It is also a paean to librarians, those wonderful folks who will help shape your reading if you only give them a chance and a few clues.

All in all, this is definitely a book for book lovers and for those who would like to become book lovers but aren’t sure how to take those first few steps. 

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