New 2015 Quick Reads available for pre-order12 January 2015
Six new Quick Reads for 2015 due for release on 5 February are now available to pre-order from the NIACE bookshop. This year’s line-up includes Man Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, bestselling psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah, and romantic novelist Jojo Moyes.
Linda Dixon, NIACE’s project lead for Quick Reads, said:
“Quick Reads are short-story books written by bestselling authors, uniquely geared towards helping adults discover the joys of reading for pleasure. Every year since 2006, the Quick Reads initiative has brought a brand-new selection of easily accessible and entertaining reads to adults, often in the hardest to reach communities.
“Quick Reads continue to have an overwhelmingly positive response from the learning and skills sector. Whether you’re a teacher, librarian, community leader or learner, Quick Reads could help you make real, lasting changes to your life and the lives of others.”
NIACE’s latest impact evaluation of Quick Reads demonstrated just how beneficial the initiative has been – with 98% of respondents saying that using Quick Reads has increased confidence in reading and 95% noticing an improvement in learners’ literacy as a result of the books.