Northern Ireland

Happy New Year! With the start of a new year, we thought this would be a good opportunity to advertise Reading Force Book Clubs. - Laura Watson N.I. Ambassador

Reading Force is passionate about using books to bring Forces children and families closer together. Our shared reading initiative encourages families to read, talk, and scrapbook about a book, improving communication and enriching relationships with books and each other – one page at a time.

A book club can help people feel more part of their community and reduce

feelings of isolation, whether held locally or online. Reading the same

book can also connect people for longer than a telephone call or chat

online. While you are all reading the same book you can be thinking about

how the rest of the group will react to the book. And the opportunity for a

discussion can be really appreciated – everyone has common ground, and

the outcome can be both an interesting discussion and perhaps a perspective

you had not thought of before.

What support will you receive from Reading Force?

     * Free books for the whole group for three months

    * Suggested book titles for groups - Book club suggested titles

    * Guidelines on how to set up and run a book club

    * Discussion materials to get you started

    * Ongoing help and support

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact or visit their web site