What I find interesting, though, is that often the people I speak to want to read. Well, if that sounds like you, let me introduce you to Quick Reads! The Quick Reads campaign is out to help you solve your time vs. reading dilemma, and a lot more besides.
Quick Reads release 6 books every year, all selling for £1 and all taking only 2 hours to finish - you could read all six in just one day! Most importantly, they are easy to read, written specifically to be accessible and enjoyable to all. And the books don't fall short on quality either, all the books are written especially for Quick Reads by big name authours. This year the authours include Jeffrey Archer and Barbara Taylor Bradford among others. Genres are varied, so there is bound to be a Quick Reads for you.
Aside from the time saving aspect of Quick Reads, there is something very important at work within the campaign. Take a look at this quote from their website and you will see why I am supporting the campaign:
"1 in 6 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 but are often based in fear. Some people say they find books scary and intimidating, thinking they are ‘not for them’ or that books are difficult or boring."
That quote makes me feel quite sad... I definitely think reading and the joys of reading should be made accessible and welcoming to everyone, and I certainly support the work Quick Reads are doing to help.
Besides publishing the yearly titles, Quick Reads also offers a range of resources for learning, book groups and challenges - if you are thinking of getting inolved with Quick Reads this year why not make reading fun and social, too?!
You can read more about this year's books online on the Quick Reads website. They are available to buy, or loan from your local libraries. I hope you enjoy them!
Also, please watch the amazing video they have created, which shares the joy of reading and what books mean to people, and help spread the word :)
Disclaimer: I was sent some of the Quick Reads titles from the publisher, however, this post and my endorsement of the campaign is my own.