Reading really does change everything.
We're determined to make sure that less confident readers can find ways to get fired up about reading and experience the life-changing benefits it brings this autumn.
Looking to get into the reading swing but not sure where to start? Have a look at our list for ideas.
Improve reading confidence
Reading Ahead improves reading confidence, builds skills and encourages everyone to read more. It is run in prisons, public libraries, colleges, adult community learning settings and workplaces.
Find out how you can get involved by reaching out to your local library or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see which organisations are running Reading Ahead locally.
Get back into reading
Discover the joy of reading with Quick Reads. Short books and great stories by bestselling authors! Quick Reads are available through Bookshop.org, Waterstones or to borrow from your local library.
Chat about books
Reading Groups for Everyone is a community for reading groups and book clubs to chat about books, access exclusive offers and share the love of reading. Find out how to sign up and find a group near you.
Make friends and connections through reading
Reading Friends connects people by starting conversations through reading. Find a group near you or see how you can become a reading befriender!
Read with your children
Adults who read with their children improve their own literacy skills while enriching their children's. Explore our children's programmes to see what you could get involved in together. This year's Winter Mini Challenge is the perfect opportunity to get reading with your children. Sign up to our newsletter to find out how to kick off your Challenge from 1 December.
Find books on prescription
Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Explore the collections and borrow the books from your local library.