I got an email last week to sign up to world book night 2013. World Book Night is on April 23rd 2013 and their are 20 books to choose from but you have to become an applicant first. Applications are open until January 23rd.
Here is the list of the 20 books you get to choose from:
- The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
- Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
- Girl with a pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
- The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
- Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
- The White Queen - Philippa Gregory
- A Little History of the World - E. H. Gombrich
- Little Face - Sophie Hannah
- Damage - Josephine Hart
- The Island - Victoria Hislop
- Red Dust Road - Jackie Kay
- Last Night Another Soldier - Andy McNab
- Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
- The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
- The Reader - Bernard Schlink
- No I Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
- Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Road Home - Rose Tremain
- Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson
- Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges - John Wagner
What is world book night?
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading.
Each year we recruit 20,000 volunteers to hand out 20 copies of their favourite book from our list to members of their community who don’t regularly read. By enlisting thousands of passionate book lovers around the country World Book Night reaches out to the millions of people in the UK who have yet to fall in love with reading in the hope that we can start them on their reading journey. In addition World Book Night distributes half a million books directly to the hardest to reach potential readers in prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered, supported and social housing, the homeless and through partner charities working throughout the UK. World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: it’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways, through the sharing of stories.
For more information about WBN and to apply visit the WBN website here.