Six Book Challenge

Six Books Challenge


What is the Six Book Challenge?

The annual Six Book Challenge, run by The Reading Agency, invites people to pick six reads (not just books but poems, magazine articles, even digital games) and record their reading in a diary in order to get a certicate.

Who’s it for?

The Challenge is aimed at less confident readers and people who want to get back into reading. 23,500 adults and young people registered for the scheme across the UK in 2012 through libraries, colleges, adult and community education, prisons and workplaces – up from 18,000 in 2011.

This year, we’re linking with RLWC2013 to promote reading to a wider audience of sports fans in the build-up to the international tournament in the autumn.  We’ve got England international Jamie Jones-Buchanan on board as well as other players to help support the message that reading can help to transform people’s chances in life.

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Why it's good to read...


Here are some views from people who have enjoyed the Six Book Challenge.

"I’d never been in a library before and I hated reading! Now I’m feeling con„ dent about reading and I’m„ finding it easier the more I do.”
Tristan Wrighton, 17, a student at Northampton College who downloaded books on to his phone.

“I had forgotten how much I loved reading.†When you’re busy you just put it off, but knowing I had to read the books by a certain time meant that I couldn’t.”
Kirsty McKay, 38, a childminder from South Shields who took part during early years sessions at the library.

“The Six Book Challenge has led me out of my reading comfort zone and prompted me to consider enrolling on a college course.
Dawn Williams, 47, a cleaner at Alpha Hospital Bury.

"I didn’t read much before but I am going to keep going to classes and to the library.”
Brian Bates, 61, who attends Shirebrook Adult Education Centre in Derbyshire

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