We're looking for reading groups to get involved in recommending Mood-boosting Books, which will coincide with the launch of the new Reading Well scheme in June.
Reading Well comprises of two strands - Reading Well Books on Prescription, the self-help reading strand, and Reading Well Mood-boosting Books, which are reader-recommended novels, poetry and non-fiction. You can see the main 2012 Mood-boosting Books list for examples of titles recommended last year.
How to get involved
We're asking groups to recommend Mood-boosting Books they have read over the last three years. Readers can choose anything that they have read in the group, as long as it fulfils the criteria. We just ask that a short questionnaire is completed for any nominated books. You can also complete the questionnaire online. All recommendations will need to be received by Sunday 21 April.
If you have a reading group meeting over the next few weeks, it would be great if you could incorporate a discussion about your Mood-boosting Books recommendations, and encourage other readers to recommend books that have helped to improve their mood.
Please tell us if you will be involved in recommending books by registering your details here.
Choosing the final Mood-boosting Books
The week beginning 22 April, we will circulate a list of recommended titles, and ask you to vote for the ones that should be included in the final list of 20 books. The books that receive the most votes will then make it into the final list.
The list will then be available in public libraries and other venues from June. There will also be posters which can be used to promote Mood-boosting Books.
If you have any questions about Mood-boosting Books, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.