Reading Ahead

What is Reading Ahead?

If you want to improve your reading skills or just want to get back into reading then Reading Ahead is for you! Reading Ahead is a national reading challenge which invites you to read six things. When you finish each read, submit your thoughts and give it a score using the form on the 'Submit your Reading Online' tab above.

Northampton College is noted for its success in Reading Ahead, having won Reading Agency awards for nine years running!

Why should I take part?

Reading is a great way of challenging yourself and can improve literacy skills, teach you new things, support your wellbeing and build confidence. Once you've completed six reads, you’ve finished and you’ll receive a certificate and a prize!

You can join the scheme by collecting a diary from the Library before browsing our huge fiction collection or start your journey today by submitting your reading online, using the tab above.

Check out these brilliant eBooks...

The Library has a brand new collection of Penguin Reader eBooks which are perfect to use for Reading Ahead!

Click the book cover below to read it via VLe Books. You will need to log in with your college details before you can continue. These books can  be 'borrowed' for 3 days by clicking 'Read Online'. You might find that somebody else has already borrowed the book you would like. If this is the case, simply leave your email address and you will be notified when it is next available.

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Wuthering Heights
Tales of Adventurous Girls
Stephen Hawking
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Little Women
Pride and Prejudice
A Christmas Carol
Animal Farm
Jayne Eyre
Boy by Roald Dahl
The Kissing Booth
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Michelle Obama
Women Who Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai
The Great Gatsby
Gong Solo
The Call of the Wild
The Night Manager
The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars
Oliver Twist
1984 by George Orwell
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