World Book Night!

December 16, 2010

We’re excited about the inaugural World Book Night which will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011. This industry-wide initiative to celebrate adult books and reading will see one million free books given away by 20,000 passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland.

You could be one of the army of book lovers selected to help give these book away; find out more about how to get involved on the World Book Night website, and by following them on Twitter: @WorldBookNight!

The 25 titles selected for World Book Night were announced on Thursday 2 December. They are:

• Kate Atkinson – Case Histories (Black Swan)
• Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin (Virago)
• Alan Bennett – A Life Like Other People’s (Faber/Profile)
• John Le Carré – The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Penguin)
• Lee Child – Killing Floor (Bantam)
• Carol Ann Duffy – The World’s Wife (Picador)
• Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage)
• Seamus Heaney – Selected Poems (Faber)
• Marian Keyes – Rachel’s Holiday (Penguin)
• Mohsin Hamid – The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Penguin)
• Ben Macintyre – Agent Zigzag (Bloomsbury)
• Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin)
• Yann Martel – Life of Pi (Canongate)
• Alexander Masters – Stuart: A Life Backwards (Fourth Estate)
• Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance (Faber)
• David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas (Sceptre)
• Toni Morrison – Beloved (Vintage)
• Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun (Fourth Estate)
• David Nicholls – One Day (Hachette/Hodder)
• Philip Pullman – Northern Lights (Scholastic)
• Erich Maria Remarque – All Quiet on the Western Front (Vintage)
• C.J. Sansom – Dissolution (Pan)
• Nigel Slater – Toast (Fourth Estate)
• Muriel Spark – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin)
• Sarah Waters – Fingersmith (Virago)

Which do you fancy?

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