Launched in 2006, Quick Reads has distributed over 4.8 million copies of more than 100 titles! The books have been loaned more than five million times through libraries and have established a reputation for publishing diverse works by top quality and popular authors, including Andy McNab, Jojo Moyes, Anne Cleeves, Ian Rankin and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Each year, we work with bestselling authors to produce 6 short and engaging books for adult readers. You can read reviews on Find A Read. Quick Reads are available to purchase from online retailers such as Hive, from bookshops across the country and can be borrowed from your local library.
We work with public libraries, prisons, colleges, hospitals and adult learning organisations to ensure these books are accessed by those who may find reading difficult as they are a perfect entry point to reading for pleasure.
The 2020 series
In 2018, after announcing that we had been unable to secure financial support to keep the programme going we received an incredible gift from best-selling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You. She has generously offered us three years of funding to continue publishing Quick Reads.
We have announced the titles on the 2020 list and the books will be available to read from February 2020. Preorder now from your usual library supplier.
Take a look at our case studies to see the impact that Quick Reads have on emergent readers. For more information on the titles, tips on how to use Quick Reads and a downloadable Quick Reads poster visit our resources page and the Reading Ahead website.
Quick Reads are also produced in Welsh.
The 2021 Quick Reads will be published in May 2021 - click here for more information on the titles.
The Reading Agency appreciates the continued support of our network. To donate to our programmes, please click here.
Find out more about our reading programmes for adults, such as Reading Ahead and World Book Night