Virtual groups

adults Run by Coral Sebag-Montefiore

Tags bibliotherapy (Mood-boosting Books)

adults Run by Mike Morten

adults Run by Rachel Edwards

Tags audio, ebook, graphic novel, talking books

adults, young people Run by Sarah Salmon

Tags bibliotherapy (Mood-boosting Books), lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, online

adults Run by Yin Doran

Tags women only

adults Run by Donna Taylor

Tags audio, graphic novel, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, talking books, visually impaired, writing

adults Run by Robert Elliott-Rayer

Tags adults with low level literacy, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, online

adults Run by Gillian Downie

Tags women only

adults Run by Heather Nazmdeh

Tags visually impaired

children Run by K Kenny 5KN

Tags adults with low level literacy, Chatterbooks, graphic novel, writing

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A secret agent for the Radio 2 Book Club

At The Reading Agency we love working with Radio 2 to help select books for their Book Clubs. Each season, publishers big and small submit their best forthcoming titles. The books are read by panels of knowledgeable public librarians and our own passionate staff. We look for well-written and gripping reads – the sort of books that will appeal to the Radio 2 audience and get everyone reading. We read books for both Simon Mayo’s Fiction Book Club and Jonathan Ross’ Fact Not Fiction...

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How to run a reading circle

Adapted from article by Angie Simms- NATECLA News, Autumn 2010 and inspired by Oxford Bookworms. With thanks to Jenny Roden. Looking to experiment with your reading group? The reading circle is an exciting new approach which could enhance your reading group meetings. Originally designed for English language learners, the model can be applied to any reading group who wants to get creative with their approach. The model breaks down the group into five specific roles, which have been designed...

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Crime Quick Reads that everyone should read

Quick Reads One in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book. People’s reasons for not reading are varied: some people say they find books intimidating, that they struggle to find the time or that books are difficult or boring. Quick Reads sets out to challenge these beliefs and to show that books and reading can be for everyone. Each year we commission big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read....

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