Halloween is upon us and we’re indulging in some frightful reads with a look back at some of literature’s scariest characters. Reader Volunteer David has been finding out which characters still gives Reader staff the shivers.
Celebrating its 200th year since publication, our Read of the Week is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and comes recommended by Patrick, a student who joined us for a week of work experience over the summer.
Over the summer we were delighted to welcome a few students along to our Calderstones HQ on work experience. While they were here, of course we asked them about their favourite reads and they were good enough to share them for our Read of the Week series – this week, Monica recommends The Boy Who Fell Asleep from Mick Jackson’s Ten Sorry Tales collection.
Ray Dalio has become a household name here at Reader HQ as we ponder the inner workings of our organisation. Sue, our Head of People, discusses his book, Principles as our latest Read of the Week.
A new Read of the Week as recommended by our Danish colleague Natalie, who recommends the autobiographical My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
A Read of the Week from Reader Leader Veronica, who runs Shared Reading groups in criminal justice settings. She’s recommended Brighton Rock by Graham Greene.
Before he departed, our wonderful Monitoring and Evaluation Intern, Gareth shared a favourite for Read of the Week. Here’s his take on Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.
As a parting gift to us, our Reading Resources Intern Deborah shared a recommended read for our revitalised Read of the Week feature, Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes.
In a glorious return to our regular Read of the Week feature, our departing Reading Resources intern Deborah has shared a favourite read, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
This week we say a fond farewell to our Reading Resources Intern Drew but before she heads off on the next big adventure she’s got a Read of the Week to share – The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.