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The Reading Agency created a campaign called the ‘Six Book Challenge’. They were asking people to pick six books which could incorporate ‘quick reads, log these in a dairy or on line with a short review. At the end they were given a certificate and entered into a prize draw.

They have since looked at this and recognised that reading covers a wider scope than just books. Some people are more likely to read articles in magazine and newspaper or on the internet than pick up a book.

With this in mind they have now created the campaign ‘Reading Ahead this is based on the same formula as the ‘Six Book Challenge’ but instead of selecting six books you can now select six items to read, these could be made up of articles, short stories, poetry, novels and autobiography’s. The Reading Agency then ask you to keep a log of these under your profile in a dairy, or on their website. Once complete you will receive a certificate and be entered into the prize draw where previous winners have won trips to London, and Kobo e-readers.

To sign up for the challenge go to http://www.readingahead.org.uk/

You can set up a ‘Reading Ahead’ challenge in your workplace, where you can be in with a chance to get a visit from an author. To get resources for your workplace click on the following link – Reading Ahead Resources


Radio 2 Book Club

Reading Ahead is delighted to be working with the BBC Radio 2 Book Club to involve more people in inspiring reading experiences.  To view Simon Mayo’s latest book list, and to hear reviews click on the following link

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