One in six adults struggles to read. The Six Book Challenge improves the chances in life for people who find reading difficult by building their reading confidence and motivation. Because everything changes when we read.
If you're thinking about improving your reading or would like to read more, then the Six Book Challenge is for you.
The Six Book Challenge invites you to pick six reads and record your reading in a diary in order to get a certificate. We've got bestselling writer Martina Cole supporting the scheme this year and have had fabulous support from top author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab in 2013. We've now just launched new materials for 2015 so that organisations can start the next Challenge in September.
There's the chance to enter a national prize draw for completers to win some great prizes each year - a trip to London and Kobo ereaders for the runners-up - and organisations can win an author event. Best of all, you can read anything you like - in print or online - and we've got a new website so you can share your thoughts about what you read.
Six Book Challenge facts
35,000 took part in 2013.
Libraries, colleges, workplaces and prisons across the UK run the scheme.
The Six Book Challenge helps get people into reading for pleasure, often for the first time.
One in six adults struggles to read. The Six Book Challenge builds people’s reading confidence and literacy skills, improving their life chances. While Reading Groups for Everyone celebrates all the good things that happen when people come together to share reading and Reading Well supports people's health and wellbeing. Because everything changes when we read.