Websites for Readers
A reference guide for reading groups.
There is a wealth of information on the internet, from advice to setting up reading groups, on what book to read next, reviews, reading blogs and online forums where readers can exchange opinions and book recommendations.
A charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers,as they say:Because everything changes when we read.
On the Reading Groups for Everyone website you will find groups for adults, young people and children - for confident readers and those that need to build their confidence. You will also find the latest free offers from publishers, books, posters, events with authors, that you and your reading group can get.
Useful advice from the BBC on setting up and running reading groups
Penguin was the first publisher to have its own website dedicated to providing a service for Reading Groups.
Tips and information about starting and keeping a reading group interesting. This site also includes recipes!
Which Book is a multi-faceted, easily searchable list of titles arranged by content: for example easy or demanding, funny or serious, expected or unpredictable, conventional or unusual, short or long, etc. with the great option of linking to your library authority’s catalogue in order to place online reservations.
Richard and Judy started their Book Club when they were still presenting This Morning on ITV. Since then, they have worked closely with WHSmith to choose books they think we will enjoy reading. You can join in online by posting your own reviews and comments.
(US-based but with a UK section) This is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves. You can post your own reviews and catalogue what you have read, are currently reading and plan to read, join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author and even post your own writing.
Book Group Info
Bookgroup Info is an independent site providing information for readers, book groups, reading groups and book clubs. We aim to provide a book lovers' community where you can find unaffiliated book reviews, literary news, interviews with distinguished authors and keep up to date with literary festivals and events.
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Working principally with children and families, Book Trust has a vision of a society where everyone reaps the life-changing benefits of reading. There are blogs, resources for readers of all ages and also a writer-in-residence. The Booktrust Bookfinder is an easy way for you to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends through age-related sections and various genres.
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details. Also includes information on audio books and links to free eBook downloads.
The Six Book Challenge takes place every year in libraries, colleges, workplaces and prisons. Aimed chiefly at emergent readers, the Challenge invites you to choose six reads, review them, and enter prize draws.
Choose whether you want to enter the site in English or Welsh and then use this resource to find out about books in the Welsh language, books of Welsh interest and books from Wales.
If you like to read work by aspiring and little-known authors, ‘The Book Site for Readers by Authors', Wonderbookland is a boutique book club and social site for book fans of all ages. Wonderbookland offers a fabulous and eclectic mix of new books, something for every book lover: children, YA readers and adults alike, book reviews, author interviews and articles, writing competition and event news, publishing industry news, local bookshop and club directories, and much more.
The festival is in its 26th year in Hay, a magical book town in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park. They also create festivals in ten cities around the world every year from Cartagena to Dhaka, and from Beirut to Nairobi.