Reading Challenges · Six Book Challenge

Reading Ahead Challenge 2017


We are Reading Ahead again this year in the Information Store, encouraging students to take part in the Reading Agency’s excellent initiative (which used to be called the Six Book Challenge) where we try to read six things in six months! It isn’t just about books, either – you can read magazines, blogs, interactive fiction, graphic novels or even audiobooks! Reading Ahead aims to help people make reading part of their everyday life and encourage people who might not have found the time to read for fun before to give it a go.

Come along to the Information Store and we’ll get you signed up! Alternatively, you can create an account via the website, but it’s important to make sure you come and sign up with us in the Information Store as well. We’ll give you a reading diary so you can record all the things you read over the six months from the start of May to the end of September. You can write reviews and give star ratings, which you can put on the website for all to see as well.

Challenge your friends to get involved!

We’re going to be posting up reviews of the things we read as part of the Reading Ahead challenge as well, so keep checking back to see how we’re getting on. We’ll also be making suggestions of weird and wonderful sources of reading if you want to try something that isn’t a book.

If have any questions or feedback about the Reading Ahead challenge, please let us know! We’ll have staff members in the Norwich Building foyer from 1.00-3.00 PM on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th May ready to sign people up.

For inspiration on what to read, check out our blog posts from previous years, 2015 and 2016 or come and have a look at our Reading Ahead display in the Information Store.


Leech, J. (circa 1850) Tarquinius Superbus has the Sibylline Books valued. Available at: (Accessed on 29th April 2017)


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