Jetting off on our holidays or enjoying a luxury break in the country is the perfect excuse to indulge yourself in as many books as you please. There is nothing better than having a full day to yourself and escaping from day to day worries in your favourite book.
We all like to have a couple of reads at the ready, whether it be adventurous, endearing or romantic. Not only do we want to find the perfect book for ourselves, but if you are a parent who is keen to get your child into reading, sometimes finding the right book that they also enjoy, can be a challenge at times.
NOOK by Barnes & Noble have announced the Top Ten popular reads for kids and parents this summer after joining forces with London Evening Standard who introduced the 'Get Reading' Campaign.
Since the 'Get Reading' campaign began, there has been a significant increase in book downloads for both children and parents especially since the summer holidays began.
NOOK partnered with the London Evening Standard’s pioneering 'Get Reading' campaign earlier this year to make reading more accessible across the UK. The finale of the campaign was a free festival in London’s Trafalgar Square, which drew crowds of thousands of fans and put the spotlight on reading.
Big name celebrities and famous authors including Stephen Fry, Lily Cole, David Harewood and Malorie Blackman were among the stars who offered their support for the cause along with words of wisdom on how to inspire children to get reading this Summer, and it appears that the campaign has already had an impact.
The eReader company have seen a huge demand for children's titles, suggesting the 'Get Reading' campaign has been a big influence to spure children to get reading this summer.
Below is a list by Barnes & Noble of the Top Ten Nook reads at the moment for adults and children.
Top Ten Books for Adults:
~ Perfect, Rachel Joyce
~ The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
~ The Guts, Roddy Doyle
~ And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
~ Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4), Dan Brown
~ Red or Dead, David Peace
~ Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, Lauren Weisberger
~ Some Day I'll Find You, Richard Madeley
~ The White Princess, Phillipa Gregory
~ Almost English, Charlotte Mendelson
Top Ten Books for Children and Teens:
~ Geek Girl, Holly Smale
~ Chocolate Box Girls: Bittersweet, Cathy Cassidy
~ City of Bones, Cassandra Clare
~ Gangsta Granny, David Walliams
~ Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
~ School for Stars: First Term at L'Etoile, Holly Willoughby
~ Stormbringers (Order of Darkness Series #2), Philippa Gregory
~ Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby, Ada Grey
~ Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak, Rachel Renee Russell
~ Noble Conflict, Malorie Blackman
The London Evening Standard’s 'Get London Reading' campaign is designed to help struggling readers to catch up with their peers and to maximise the opportunities that reading brings. It was launched in June 2011 and has since raised £1 million, including a £500,000 investment from the Mayor’s Fund for London, aiding the training and supply of reading helpers to schools in association with campaign partner, Beanstalk.
The campaign has already helped over 2,000 London children improve their reading and has also seen hundreds of London Evening Standard readers volunteer their time to schools each week to help children with their reading.