(Logo used from the World Book Night Website)
Hey lovely folk,
Last night was World Book Night! A celebration that I really love because of everything it stands for. I should of really got this post up last night but I had such a busy day it wasn’t possible, however I did have time for a small reading session!
For those of you not familiar with this world wide celebration of reading and books. The whole purpose is to encourage people that don’t have access to book’s or who don’t read books at all to pick a book to read for pleasure.
World Book Night started back in 2011 and is run by The Reading Agency They have publishers such as Penguin Random House and Hachette involved to name only a couple; who fund the books that will be handed out on the night. The Author’s for the title’s chosen also give up their royalties, which is incredibly kind, don’t you think. Each year a new set of books are picked to be handed out to people by volunteers on the evening it’s self. They will be handed out in places like; public libraries, colleges, prisons, youth centres, care homes, mental heath groups and many others; reaching a wide range of people of all ages.
Now let’s take a look at this years book list:
*Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Young Adult)
*Close Enough To Touch by Colleen Oakley (General Fiction)
*Die Last by Tony Parson (Crime)
*Thinking Out Loud by Rio Ferdinand (Non-Fiction)
*Me Mam Me Dad Me by Malcom Duffy (Young Adult)
*Shadows in Heaven by Nadine Dorries (Contemporary Fiction)
*The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Humour)
*The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young Adult)
*The Forgiveness Project: Stories For A Vengeful Age by Marina Cantacuzino (Non-Fiction)
*Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeymi (Young Adult Fantasy)
*The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells (Science Fiction)
*Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (Humorous Fiction)
*The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson (Crime)
*Artemis by Andy Weir (Science Fiction)
*Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Young Adult)
*The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley (Historical Fiction)
*The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Speculative Fiction)
*Mad Girl by Bryony Gordan (Memoir)
*The Children by Ann Leary (General Fiction)
*Himself by Jess Kidd (General Fiction)
*Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon (Young Adult)
*The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith (General Fiction)
*The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths (Crime)
Well that’s all the titles of this years books. There’s a few there I would like to read myself!!!!! How about you?
I hope you all had a good evening, however you celebrated.
Have you read any on the list? Or is there some book’s there that you are looking forward to reading? How did you celebrate? Do you like the ethos behind World Book Night and the work they do? As always guy’s I love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to comment!
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