World Book Night - 23rd April 2016
Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in the UK 36% of people don’t regularly read (DCMS, 2015).
World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners – publishers, printers, distributors, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Thousands of volunteers share their love of reading by giving out books to people in their communities who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. National, regional and local events up and down the country celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.
World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency.
Because everything changes when we read.
Volunteers giving out World Book Night books get 16 copies of a book chosen from a list of 15 books. Chosen volunteers then have to give out copies of the book. Applications to apply for one of the World Book Nights books is now closed. But you can still apply to register to give out your own choice of book. Read More
The chosen books this year are
1. Am I Normal Yet?, Holly Bourne (Usborne)
2. Band of Brothers, Stephen E Ambrose (Simon & Schuster)
3. I Can’t Begin to Tell You, Elizabeth Buchan (Michael Joseph)
4. Last Bus to Coffeeville, J. Paul Henderson (Oldcastle)
5. Love Poems, Carol Ann Duffy (Pan Macmillan)
6. Now You See Me, Sharon Bolton (Transworld)
7. Perfect Daughter, Amanda Prowse (Head of Zeus)
8. Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig (Canongate)
9. Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (Hachette Children’s)
10. Someone Else’s Skin, Sarah Hilary (Headline)
11. The Baby at the Beach Café (Quick Read), Lucy Diamond (Pan Macmillan)
12. The Rotters’ Club, Jonathan Coe (Penguin General)
13. Too Good to be True (Quick Read), Ann Cleeves (Pan Macmillan)
14. Treachery, S. J. Parris (HarperCollins)
15. Whispering Shadows, Jan-Phillip Sendker (Birlinn)
Events are happening around the country, which you can find them on the website. One of the events taking part is on the 22nd April at 1pm there is a event at the BHT Mental Health and Wellbeing Service in Brighton, where if you like to get into reading but don't have the money for books, you can come and relax with a cuppa, choose a book to takeaway and find out about learning opportunities in the area. Read More
I have been selected to give out 16 copies of Last Bus to Coffeeville, and will be letting everyone know closer to the time on where/how I will be handing out my copies.