The one thing that has propelled our book club readers through all the diverse books we have read over the six years of book club is this: our own love of reading. Reading has a way of expanding your horizons the way nothing else can. British author Alan Bennett’s brilliant and whimsical novella takes a bit of literary license to look at this weighty topic.
As we begin “The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett we meet Queen Elizabeth II who discovers there is a book bus that visits the palace weekly. To her surprise, she finds that reading becomes a consuming passion. And the insights she gleans about herself and the power of reading are both insightful and universal.
At 112 pages, this novella is a brisk and bright read!
Join us on August 19 at Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall at 7 PM to discuss this delicious book and your own passion for reading. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.