Literature Review: The impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment produced by The Reading Agency in association with BOP Consultants
"This literature review was commissioned by The Reading Agency and conducted by BOP Consulting between March and June 2015. It is the first stage in a wider programme of work to develop an outcomes framework to guide evaluation in the reading sector, funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation. The main aim of the review was to collate and summarise research findings relating to non-literacy outcomes of 'reading for pleasure or empowerment' (also referred to as 'recreational reading'). The review seeks to build on other literature reviews that have largely focused on the effects of reading for pleasure on literacy and reading outcomes. The reviewers searched academic publication databases, as well as integrating key literature from organisations working in the UK reading and literacy sector and general web searching for 'grey literature'."
You can read the full report by clicking on this link: The_Impact_of_Reading_for_Pleasure_a.pdf