World Book Night 23 April

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Discover Quick Reads

In 2024 we’re creating a nation of readers, and we’re thrilled to feature the new Quick Reads series as the next World Book Night booklist. Quick Reads are short books and great stories by bestselling authors, written in an accessible and easy to read style. They’re a valuable tool for boosting reading skills, confidence and engagement in learning, and have led to thousands of adults reading, completing and enjoying a book for the first time.























You can also find recommendations of all the books we’ve featured on our curated booklists since 2011. Use our book sorter to find your next read across a range of genres.

#ReadingHour













Take part in the #ReadingHour from 7pm on 23 April and join people across the UK in dedicating time to reading on World Book Night. Find out more.

Join in the celebration

We want you to get involved in World Book Night 2024! We love to see the creative events and activities that happen across the country on and around 23 April. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or colleagues, you can join in. Find out more.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.

News

Join the Road to Reading

A little reading can go a long way. It can connect us to others, spark curiosity, boost our self-esteem and support o... read more »

Join the Road to Reading

Impact

Right Book, Right Time

We each have a book that’s had a profound effect on us. Find out what has been the right book at the right time for s... read more »

Right Book, Right Time

Resources

Road to Reading map (light)

Welcome to the Road to Reading! Download this route map to log your 30 minutes of reading each week. This version use... read more »

Road to Reading map (light)