Autumn book binge

AutumnBookBingeWant to read more widely?

Want to bask in the benefits of reading?

Join us for the 2020 Autumn Book Binge! It's easy to play – just register online. Autumn Book Binge runs from Sunday 1 March to Sunday 31 May. Win prizes and meet great new reads.

How to play
Read or listen to a book of your choice from any of the nine book categories:

If you're looking for ideas, check out the suggested books on the program posters at your local library. Fill in your game card to keep track of the books you read or listen to between Sunday 1 March and Sunday 31 May 2020.

How to enter:

Online: register with your library card number at and record the books you have read from each of the nine categories to earn badges.  Earn three or more badges for your chance to win a Readings book voucher.

At the library: Due to COVID-19, our libraries are currently closed to the public. Please use our online entry form (listed above) to enter this competition.


A Readings book voucher is up for grabs for one lucky reader for each month of the competition.


Join in the conversation and share your book reviews and recommendations on social media, using hashtag #AutumnBookBinge.

Research tells us that reading has positive benefits on a person’s health, wellbeing and personal development. Research findings show that:

  • Literacy and reading for pleasure play a significant role in a person’s happiness and success.
  • Reading for pleasure is important for personal development, awareness, educational aspirations and success.
  • Reading and literacy is good for your health.
  • Increasing literacy and numeracy skills has a positive and significant effect on jobs and wages.
  • Increased literacy skills will create a healthier, wealthier, more engaged and more equitable society.
  • Reading and literacy can help children escape poverty.
  • Literacy is a key part of any crime prevention strategy.



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