World Book Night and Quick Reads 2017

The Reading Agency has announced new plans for World Book Night which will be on 23 April 2017. The book giveaway will be more targeted next year, with the Agency working closely with care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other charities to match books with new readers.

This year's Galaxy® Quick Reads 2017 are now available. The books are:

 ·       Dead Simple – a crime anthology from 8 different writers

·       Looking for Captain Poldark by Rowan Coleman - a road trip novel

·       A Very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan - a romance about a Syrian refugee on a Scottish island

·       The Other Side of You by Amanda Craig - a re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast, set in London.

·       Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers - self-help book

·       One False Move by Dreda Say Mitchell - a gritty novel set on the Devil's Estate in London

Quick Reads are for Entry 3 and Level 1 adult readers. They are good for book clubs, using with literacy or ESOL learners and for encouraging reading. There is also a “Reading Ahead” challenge where adults pick six books and record their reading in a diary to get a certificate (previously known as the Six Book Challenge).

 Download the learning resources for Quick Reads 2016  and 2017 books