Reading Group Reads
Read for a reason!
Welcome to the first RNIB Read Reading Group. The focus of RNIB Read is raising money and awareness to make reading more available to blind and partially sighted people. We thought the perfect way to do this would be to ask those who love to read to get involved and help us by registering to take part in one of our Reading Group Reads.
Welcome to our Reading Group
Whether you are already part of a book group, are interested in setting one up or are an individual who would like to take part, then this is for you. All you need to do is choose a book from our selected list and sign up. Everyone that registers will be sent exclusive discussion points from the chosen author, written specifically for the RNIB Read’s Reading Group.
With questions about the themes, plot developments and wonderful characters involved but the ‘novel’ idea behind this year’s RNIB Reading Group is that all of the books chosen feature a blind or partially sighted character. This means that you will also receive thought provoking questions that focus on this character and their journey throughout the story.
You can hold your reading group whenever and wherever you like…you could always combine it with extreme reading!
How does taking part raise money for RNIB Read?
For everyone that joins in and reads one of the specially chosen books, we ask you to donate the cost of buying yourself a brand new book. By doing this you are helping to share your passion for books by opening up a world of reading to blind and partially sighted people all over the UK. If you would like to make an additional donation or sponsorship it would be greatly appreciated.
Blind and partially sighted people face a significantly limited choice of books in formats they can read; just seven per cent of all books are fully accessible. RNIB Read aims to raise money to make many more books available to those with sight loss.
RNIB’s National Library Service
Every single day RNIB National Library Service issues around 5,000 talking books to blind and partially sighted people and also produces and distributes books in braille and giant print. We need your help to increase this number and the selection that are fully accessible.
What are you waiting for – register today!
Once you have registered be sure to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your RNIB Read’s Reading Group even better. Perhaps you could hold a literary lunch, a bake sale or a second hand book sale.