Happy World Book Night 2017!

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World Book Night is one of my favourite book celebrations, not just because I adore books and reading my self but, also because of the sentiment behind it. It’s all about celebrating the joy of reading and to encourage those people to read; people who don’t read for pleasure or do not at all and the giving of books. Reading has helped me in so many ways; I would defiantly say it has improved my writing, spelling and grammar and my reading has also has improved and these are but a few!!!

Here’s a bit of background on World Book Night

World Book Night started in 2011 in the UK and Ireland and back then the date of the celebration was March the 5th. Then in 2012 the date was moved to the current date of April the 23rd not only because its International Day Of Books but it’s most commonly known as the birth and death date of William Shakespeare who wrote plays like; Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

Back in 2013 World Book Night became part of The Reading Agency which is connected to the children’s celebration of books World Book Day and Quick Reads. (You can read more about this here Love Quick Reads! )

As well as sharing with regular readers World Book Night would really like to reach particular groups. (as seen on the website)

  • Isolated and venerable older people
  • Less confident adult readers or those who don’t read for pleasure
  • LGBT groups
  • Men and women of all ages in prisons
  •  People with mental heath issues
  • Parents and venerable pregnant women
  • Young people who don’t read for pleasure

World Book Night also brings together printers, publishers, booksellers and libraries to encourage more people to read and to pass on books.Each year and well before the evening you can go on there website and vote for which books you would like to see for that particular years books that will be given out. There is always a wide selection of book so there’s bound to be something for everone! Also prior to the actual evening you and apply to be a volunteer to be a book giver. I did this back in 2012 when I first came across this book celebration. When I was accepted I was so happy to be apart of it; I chose to give out The Take by Martina Cole. The reason I picked this book out of all the others that were chosen for 2012; was because this was the book that got me hooked in that particular genre and I wanted to share that with others!


World Book Night Books For 2017

2017 world book night books

*Mr Loveman by Bernardine Evaristo (Literary Fiction)

*Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck (Classics)

*Bridget Jones:Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding (Humour)

*The Missing by C.L. Taylor (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Novel)

*The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond (Romance)

*Orange Boy by Patrice Lawrence (Young Adult)

*Streets Of Darkness by A.A Dhand (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*A Very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan (Quick Reads, Romance) You can check my review out here  Review on A Very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan

*One False Move By Dreda Say Mitchell (Quick Reads, Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*Lie We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Young Adult)

*The Last Act Of Love: The story Of Brother And Sister by Cathy Rentzebrink (Memoir)

*False Nine by Philip Kerr (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Crime, Thriller and Mystery)

*Faded Glory by David Essex (Saga Fiction)

*Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Young Adult)

*The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Ferdinand Von Schirach, Anthea Bell (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra by Voseem Khan (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*The Good Son by Paul Mcveigh (Literary Fiction)

*The Traitor by Jonathan Holt (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*The Secret Marriage Pact by Georgie Lee (Romance)

*The Bones Of Grace by Tahmina Anam (Literary Fiction)

*Sofa Khan Is Not Obliged: A Heartwarming romantic comedy by Ayisha Malik (Romance and Humour)

*The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Green, 83 Years Old by Hendrik Green and Hester Velmans Humour)

*Payback by Kimberley Chambers (Crime, Thrillers and Mystery)

*Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta (Crafts and Colouring)

There are so amazing sounding books right there wouldn’t you say? I have prevoulsy read a couple of them already but there are a few that really grab me and I will defonatley be adding them to my to read pile!!! (which grows by the day!!!)

If you want to find out more information you can go to there website http://www.worldbooknight.org

or they are also on Twitter and Facebook:




So I hope whatever you doing for World Book Night I hope you have a wonderful evening and pass on some books!!!

Happy World Book Night 2017 Guy’s!!!









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