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The Reading List (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twilight Garden (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sara Nisha Adams
Sara Nisha Adams is an editor and writer. She was born in Hertfordshire to English and Indian parents.

Sara’s been writing for as long as she can remember. She once carried around a little diary as a kid, and she would write down a blow-by-blow of her day when she would be on trips with her parents. She re-read some of them when she was older and found they aren’t nearly as riveting as she once thought they were while she was writing them, and she’d write her younger twin cousins stories too after they were born. She’d also leave out a whole ‘novel’ (more like five or six scrawled pages) for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve.

But her love of writing comes, first and foremost, from her love of reading and books. Other writers inspired her, stories inspired her, since they were so limitless.

“The Reading List” was inspired by Sara’s love of libraries and books, and for a long time she has felt that books not only provide people company, however they also help readers connect with others. The times she has found it difficult to open up about herself, a book has provided her the words that she has needed, and she believes that libraries are places which epitomize this, bringing people together whenever we need companionship and community the most.

Sara’s maternal grandpa used to often ask what book she was currently reading, whenever she came over to visit. While in his house, her family mainly spoke Gujarati, a language she was unable to speak, so, being the shy child she was, she’d hide away behind some book. Her Dada, also fairly quiet and reserved like Sara, recognized that books were the way into her world, so by asking about the stories she was reading, he helped her open up about herself too.

Mukesh also recognizes that books are the way into his own granddaughter’s world, so her dada was in a lot of ways the start of the story, despite Mukesh isn’t all that much like her dada at all, except for the flat cap. Her grandpa passed away when she was just fourteen so he never knew that he’d be the start of a novel that she wrote, however she still hopes that he knows how important these small moments were for her, taking her reading book in his hands, reading the title out, and letting Sara tell him about the rest.

Her life is consumed with books. From writing, to editing, to reading just for fun, they take up the majority of her time, in the best way possible. But she also enjoys eating, cycling, photography, watching movies, eating, hanging out with her cat, and singing badly around her house.

She tries to get her writing in the mornings, before the rest of the world has had a chance to wake up and before she begins her working day. Or she’ll book a week off of work to do huge chunks of writing when there is a deadline looming. Sara almost quit writing entirely, when work got really busy, and she didn’t write “The Reading List” until she had committed to making some room for it, acknowledging that some things in her life may get just a little neglected for a while.

After she started her job in publishing, she didn’t make time for her writing, and found herself getting more frustrated with herself for saying she wanted to be a writer that never wrote. It was her partner that told her she should make time for writing, and that’s when it finally chose to do it. So she woke up one hour earlier than she typically would to write before work, as she had the idea for a book plotted out, and she’d started it, so it was a great place to start.

She is glad that she wrote it and glad that the idea came to her when it did because if it hadn’t, she may never have actually finished a novel and her dream may never have actually come true.

“The Reading List” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2021. A heartwarming and unforgettable debut novel about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge one unlikely friendship between a couple of very different people in a London suburb.

Widower Mukesh lives his quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after he lost his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, heads to Temple, and he worries about Priya, his granddaughter, who hides in her room reading as he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.

Aleisha is an anxious yet bright teen that works at the local library for the entire summer when she finds this crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of a copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. It is a list of novels that she has never even heard of before. Intrigued, a just a bit bored by her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides she will read every single book that’s on the list, one after the next. While each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from all the painful realities that she faces back home.

When Mukesh shows up at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm of a granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list she found, hoping that it’ll be a lifeline for him as well. Slowly, these shared novels create a connection between these two lonely souls, while fiction helps them escape from their grief and everyday troubles and try and find joy once more.

This is a sweet and lovely story that touches both your literary heart and your actual heart. Sad at times, yet also very uplifting too while illustrating the importance of reading. Sara describes the books on the reading list in such a way that made the readers in such a way that makes fans want to check them out, even if they weren’t interested in the authors beforehand.

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2 Responses to “Sara Nisha Adams”

  1. Georgia Herod: 2 years ago

    Books connect readers far and wide–similar or vastly different. I often ask others, “What are you reading?
    What fascinating books and lively discussions I have had as a result.

  2. Georgia Herod: 2 years ago

    Sara Adams’ philosophy of the significance of books and reading resonates with my own. I love reading a book, discussing it with others, and then recommending it to future readers. I ask each of my five grandchildren “What are you reading?” and then we have lively discussions. Thanks, Sara


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