Reading Ahead is the new name for the Six Book Challenge.
June, 50, is a busy mother and grandmother, but has made time to attend 'English for Adults' classes at Bolsover Adult Community Education Centre in Derbyshire. Here she tells us how taking part in the Six Book Challenge has helped both her spelling and her confidence.
I started coming to classes because I'd had trouble with my spelling and writing, but now I'm loving it! My writing is coming on and my spelling too, and when my tutor told me about the Six Book Challenge I was really keen to give it a go.
I like reading. It helps me to do more; to feel more confident. I love going to classes - I've made friends and we chat and have a laugh, but we also discuss and write about the books we have read, and doing the Six Book Challenge has given me more to talk about.
I like reading magazines and papers, but also Mills and Boon and romance books, although my favourite book which I read for the Six Book Challenge was a Lynda La Plante crime story.
I love reading, on my own and with my grandchildren - they bring books home from school and they love me reading with them.
My tip for getting into reading and doing the Six Book Challenge would be to get a book and sit down with it when you've got a bit of time to yourself, like when the kids are in school. Once you get into it, you'll really enjoy it.
June's tutor, Alison Rodger, says: "June is now reading six books a week. The Six Book Challenge is such a confidence-booster for learners who embrace it."
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