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Explore new worlds with the South West Reading Passport

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Published: 23/10/2014

Libraries in South Gloucestershire and across the South West are taking readers on a journey to new worlds from now until 30 December.

This year’s South West Reading Passport challenge is encouraging people to read books they may not have tried before. From lyrical and future worlds, readers are encouraged to explore different genres through a series of great books.

Everyone who takes part in the challenge will get a South West Reading Passport to record and review the books they read. The passport highlights featured writers of each genre for inspiration and provides reading lists to tempt readers to try something new at

In addition, if you are a library member aged 16 and over and you review your reads, you can enter two prize draws. There will be a regional prize of a £150 book card gift, plus a South Gloucestershire Libraries draw for a £50 book gift card. The closing date to submit any prize draw reviews is 30 December 2014.

Communities Committee Chair Cllr Claire Young said: “The Reading Passport challenge is a great way for people to challenge themselves to read something new, or discover reading for the first time and share some of their favourite books with others. Pop in to your local library to pick up your passport and begin your new reading journey.”

South West charity Literature Works has developed a new Reading Passport website where booklists and reviews can be posted online

Two of this year’s featured authors, Adam Nevill and Gareth Powell, are giving talks at libraries around the LibrariesWest area. Details of these talks, plus many more suggestions of authors to try and details of how to enter the draws can be found on the Reading Passport website or from your local South Gloucestershire library.

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