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04 December 2023

Fundraising Guide

Interested in raising funds to help us on our mission to get everyone reading? Our fundraising guide is packed with ideas, tips and materials to get you started.

09 November 2023

Reading Power Fundraising Materials

If you’re planning to raise money for The Reading Agency, take a look at our fundraising materials to help you plan your event Every penny you raise will help to bring the magic of books to more people around the UK.

20 October 2023

A Memoir of My Former Self by Hilary Mantel - digital resources

The magnificent final book from one of our greatest contemporary writers. As well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found...

18 October 2023

You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne Reading Group Questions

Reading group questions for You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne. Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can… What would you choose? “Razor-sharp and compelling, it is essential reading for every teenage girl.” The Observer “This book is brilliant, brutal...

10 October 2023

Reading Power: Communications Toolkit

Support our fundraising campaign focused on improving adult reading confidence across the UK.

07 September 2023

When You Lose it by Roxy and Gay Longworth Extract and Discussion Guide

A reading guide plus extract for When You Lose it by Gay Longworth. About the book Roxy was 13 years old when she was coerced then blackmailed into sending explicit photos, which were spread around her school. The shame led to...

01 September 2023

I Know It's You by Susan Lewis - digital resources

Don’t miss the next emotionally gripping thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Susan Lewis! THE STORY… The first chapter of a manuscript arrives on Publisher Marina’s desk. She assumes it’s just another novel by another aspiring writer… THE SECRET… As the chapters arrive one by...

16 June 2023

The Reading Agency’s June booklist for Adults – Sports & Games

The Summer Reading Challenge launches soon and this year we’re teaming up with children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, for Ready, Set, Read!, focused on reading, sport and play. To help adults join in with all of the fun, we...

13 June 2023

The Escape Artist - digital resources

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for June 2023 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022 A Radio 4 Book of the Week About The Escape Artist Anne Frank. Primo Levi. Oskar Schindler. Rudolf Vrba. In April 1944 nineteen-year-old Rudolf Vrba and fellow...

06 June 2023

National Crime Reading Month with Faber

Faber is one of the world’s great independent publishing houses. Since they were founded in 1929, they have sought to find the very best writers and they are proud to publish the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, film...

12 April 2023

The Big Eurovision Read Bilingual (Welsh) Resources

This year, the UK is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine. The Contest will be held in Liverpool on Saturday, 13 May. Partnering with BBC Arts, The Reading Agency is joining the party...

12 April 2023

The Big Eurovision Read Resource Pack

This year, the UK is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine. The Contest will be held in Liverpool on Saturday, 13 May. Partnering with BBC Arts, The Reading Agency is joining the party...

31 March 2023

The Little Venice Bookshop - digital resources

This spring journey to Venice and lose yourself in a heart-warming romance from the bestselling author and book group favourite, Rebecca Raisin. We have a selection of social media assets and digital resources to download for your library. About the book: A bundle...

16 March 2023

The Reading Agency’s April booklist for Adults – A Race Against Time

Our April booklist – ‘A Race Against Time’ – is chock full of exciting and gripping reads. From thrillers to Sci-Fi, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the list today and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of...

07 March 2023

The Corpse Flower - Social Media Assets

Swift Press is thrilled to introduce new readers to the internationally bestselling author Anne Mette Hancock. We’re offering library POS packs for the first book in her gripping Kaldan and Schäfer series, The Corpse Flower. New in paperback this January...

17 February 2023

Wonders of the World booklist for adults

March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. We’re joining the celebration with...

06 February 2023

The Reading Agency’s February booklist for Adults – Translated Books

On 21 February it is Mother Language Day so this month we have created a booklist of some terrific, translated books to enjoy. Each book has been translated from their original language or are available in translation. Don’t forget to...

23 January 2023

The Reading Agency’s January booklist for Adults – Books to Make you Laugh

January marks the beginning of a new year and we want to kick 2023 with lots of laughter. Escape into a world of humour and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of any of the books on the...

06 January 2023

'Foster' and 'Small Things Like These' Reading Group Guides

A Reading Guide to ‘Foster’ and ‘Small Things Like These’ (shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022) by Claire Keegan.

08 November 2022

The Reading Agency’s November booklist for Adults – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors of 2022. From edge-of-your-seat thrillers to thought-provoking explorations of culture and belonging, there’s something for everyone! Dive...

03 October 2022

Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli - reading guide

Stunningly honest and bursting with wit, Someday Maybe is the story of grief and resilience that you won’t be able to stop talking about. Eve is left heartbroken by her husband’s unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her...

30 September 2022

Treacle Walker Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘Treacle Walker’ by Alan Garner, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

30 September 2022

The Trees Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘The Trees’ by Percival Everett, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

30 September 2022

Small Things Like These Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

30 September 2022

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almedia’ by Shehan Karunatilaka, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

30 September 2022

Oh William! Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘Oh William!’ by Elizabeth Strout, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

30 September 2022

Glory Reading Group Guide - The Booker Prize 2022

A Reading Guide to ‘Glory’ by NoViolet Bulawayo, shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022. Includes information about the book, the author, what the Booker judges said and questions and discussion points.

28 September 2022

Icebreaker questions

You’ve read your book and come together with your group to discuss it, but where do you begin? Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to talk about first, so these handy questions will help to break the ice...

27 September 2022

Yearbook 2022 booklist

The results are in! To celebrate National Reading Group Day, we asked you for your recommendations for our 2022 Yearbook – the books that have made your group laugh, cry debate and more over the past year. We loved reading...

19 August 2022

The Reading Agency’s October booklist for Adults – Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Day on 6 October and share the magic of poetry. From queer culture and explorations of grief to the power of hope and healing, take a dive into the world of poetry and get inspired today. Tell...