BETA

This site is currently in beta.

Menu

Mood-boosting Books 2012

Our brand-new Mood-boosting Books promotion will launch in January 2012. Research shows that reading improves mental well-being. Our Mood-boosting Books promotion is aimed at adults, particularly those who might have experienced mild to moderate mental-health conditions linked to stress, anxiety and depression.

Eight reading groups around the country have read, reviewed and recommended 27 Mood-boosting Books. We will launch this booklist of the 27 titles in January – it includes books ranging from novels and non-fiction to poetry and graphic novels. There are also titles which are suitable for less confident readers.

There are also packs of promotional goodies (A5 leaflets (4 pages), A4 posters, A3 headers, and a downloadable booklist and review cards) which you can order at £10 a pack from our shop.

There will be more Mood-boosting Books offers and freebies from January, plus we will be asking you to post your reviews of the Mood-boosting Books so that you can be in with the chance of winning a set of books for your reading group.

Comments

Log in or Sign up to add a comment

News

Radio 2 Book Club choice: Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Penguin) will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 9 February. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as a discussion guide for your reading group.

Medium etta and otto and russell and james
Resources

Colour in Elmer!

Download these fabulous Elmer activity sheets and help him get his colour back!

Thumb elmer
Your stories

Meet Hackney Libraries' Telephone Reading Group

Chris Garnsworthy from Hackney Community Library Service tells us about how they set up and run their Telephone Reading Group and the difference it is making to people’s lives:

Medium hackney 20telephone 20reading 20group