Category: Reading

  • How to Read Faster: Speed Reading for Dummies

    What is speed reading?Speed reading doesn’t feel like reading at all. It feels like floating above your own brain – like some kind of superhuman reading ninja.How is this possible?Follow the tips below, and practice. Simple.What are the benefits?You can read more books faster – say, for an Arts, Medical or Law degree. Speed reading…

  • Recommended Reading for All Ages and All Stages: from age 6-16, Reluctant and Dyslexic to Super Advanced

    I’ve posted on this before, but I thought it might be really helpful to have it all in one place. You might be a parent, or a student – looking for some inspiration. This post covers all ages, stages and abilities. A lot of boys struggle with reading. And yes, it usually is boys –…

  • Books for Dyslexics, Dyslexic Teens and Reluctant Readers

    Here are some good books for reluctant readers, especially if dyslexic. Bookmark this page as you’ll be able to use if from age 6-18.  Get more posts on dyslexia here. 1. Search ‘dyslexia books for children‘ on Amazon*, or ask your local librarian or bookseller. The search pulled up so much fab stuff, I didn’t…

  • Books For Age Eleven Up

    What to read after The Hunger Games, when Horowitz isn’t challenging enough? My son keeps telling me he hasn’t got anything to read. The books below are the best of the KS3 booklists, prizewinners and nominees, blurbs and Amazon reviews.  The Road of Bones, Anne Fine, re-issued 2007, one of the books chosen by Oxford University…

  • Reading List 12 or 14+ (boys)

    Slightly racy ones are marked [A]. Difficulty is from (4) upwards.GENRES: 1. Science; 2. Sport/Survival; 3. Historical Fiction; 4. History; 5. Fantasy; 6. Science Fiction; 7. Dystopic Fiction; 8. Thriller and Spy; 9. Horror; 10. Mystery and Crime.  N.B. Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Of Mice and Men are very commonly…