Book a Day – The Uncommon Reader

Book a Day I read because of my reading club – August 2018


One of the “lighter” books we picked out for our book club reading was The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I’ve read this book exactly one year ago! When this book came out I was still working in a bookstore. I remember the promotions for Croatian edition but was never really drawn by it and would probably totally missed out on it if it were not for my book club. This book was shorter than most and the topic was very dear to all of us – the evolution of a reader from mild interest to passionate need.  You can check out my review HERE.

WP-Developing a Passion for Reading; Ben; 7/2016

In our reading group we have a system where each individual gets to pick a book to read at least once in a year. This way we all have a say in our reading choices. Sometimes life happens and people can’t make it in time to read their book and to prepare to lead the meeting and discussion. When that happens someone else steps in and proposes a shorter book so we can all read it in time. The Uncommon Reader was one of those choices.


Main character is the Queen of England and trough the book she discovers a passion for reading! The theme and writing style were very enjoyable and we were able to share some of our reading habits and quirks. It allowed for a more personal book discussion and an easygoing evening.