The Reading Agency
For 2022 the Crime Writers’ Association is partnering with The Reading Agency to deliver the #PickUpAPageTurner message nationwide. With their superb connections to the national library network and over 4000 reading groups, The Reading Agency’s mission is to transform lives through the joy of reading.
In 2020-21, The Reading Agency reached over 1.9 million people across the UK, including more than 800,000 children and over 1 million adults and young people, from toddlers to children to young adults, prisoners and older people – irrespective of economic background.
They believe that reading can tackle life’s big challenges, from social mobility to mental health – and are determined that no one is left behind as they strive towards realising their vision. Working closely with partners to deliver programmes across the UK, from the Summer Reading Challenge for children to Reading Well and Quick Reads for adults, as they strive to reach a larger audience they recognise the importance of listening to, and working with, partners and participants. Their co-creation model has been developed to ensure that their programmes meet the needs of the people who will use them, and the CWA is delighted to be partnering with them on this initiative.
LoveReading is the UK’s leading book recommendation website. Their mission is to share book love and encourage reading for pleasure by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help their members and browsers find their next favourite book.
Their team of Editorial Experts makes it easy for you to choose the perfect book to read next, and free membership of the site delivers a helpful range of unique online tools, including 10-15 page opening extracts and listening to samples of audio books from specially selected titles. After reading their reviews you can save books to your very own digital bookshelf, to remind you of the books you want, and also track your reading and rate your books.
Their sister website LoveReading4Kids is the biggest and best recommendation site for children’s books: reading, reviewing and recommending so that the children in your life can easily find their next favourite book.
Since 2005 families across the nation have trusted LoveReading to curate a steady stream of wonderful books for every age range, from toddlers to teens.
NCRM is working with a growing list of partners including The Reading Agency, independent bookstores and libraries nationwide, Waterstones, the British Library, Amazon Kindle, the Ian Fleming Estate, LoveReading.com, and Writing.ie.