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Reading Wheel 

Read something different. Use this random book selector to help you choose.

We want you to expand your reading list and look at different formats and genres. Why?

You will improve your vocabulary:

When you read a wide array of books, it’s not uncommon to come across unfamiliar words and phrases. Having a wide vocabulary serves you well throughout your life.

  • It allows you to communicate more effectively with teachers and peers.
  • It improves your reading and writing skills.
  • It helps you process information faster.
  • It supports your efforts to stay informed of global affairs

You can develop a broader viewpoint.

It isn’t just exposure to new words that can affect your view of the world. When you mix things up and add a wide selection of titles to your reading list, you can start to see people, places, and historical events in a new light.

For example, reading a non-fiction book about a group of people in another country can give you greater understanding of cultures unlike your own.

Even a piece of fiction set in a different time period can allow you to see where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.

You can discover a new favourite genre.

You undoubtedly have a favourite genre or two now, but what if you’re missing out on others because you’re not adding any variety to your reading list?

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

― Oscar Wilde