One city, one book, one month, get stuck into a London wide book club with Cityreads
A month long festival of reading is taking place throughout May and will see over 28,000 people from all over the capital, come together to read this year’s chosen book ‘Sofia Khan is Not Obliged’ by Ayisha Malik.
Set in London, the book focuses on a young single female who is convinced by her publisher to write a book about the Musilm dating scene. The novel is being described as the next Bridget Jones Diary, and is being praised for how it shines a light on the lives of modern female Muslims in London.
This year Hackney libraries are hosting a variety of workshops and activities in light of the festival for residents to take part in. From Henna hand painting to blogging workshops, Hackney residents will be able to attend six free events in total as well as being able to collect a free copy of the novel to keep, whilst stocks last, available at all libraries, or downloadable as a free e-book. Residents are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the book by tagging @HackneyLibs on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s great to be part of Cityread London again this year, I would recommend all residents visit our libraries, pick up a copy of the book, and take part in this cross-London book club!