Wednesday, 8 December 2010

World Book Night - 5th March

Here are the books available to be given away in the UK and Ireland on 5th March, World Book Night by selected 'givers'. One million copies will be given away. You have until 9 am Tuesday 4th January [EDIT deadline extended] to 24th January to apply to become a 'giver'.

The 20,000 successful applicants will be informed by 28th January. They will be given 48 copies of the same book.

If you're reading this and you like book memes, consider yourself tagged. You can answer any or all of the questions below:

How many of the World Book Night books have you read?
Which book would you like from that list?
If you had to choose one book from that list to give to 48 people, which would it be?
If you had to compile a list of 25 books to be given away on World Book Night, which books would you choose?

Here are the books listed alphabetically by author so you can cut and paste them:

Kate Atkinson - Case Histories*
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin
Alan Bennett - A Life Like Other People's
John le Carré - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold*
Lee Child - Killing Floor
Carol Ann Duffy - The World's Wife*
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
Seamus Heaney - New Selected Poems
Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist*
Ben Macintyre - Agent Zigzag
Gabriel García Márquez - Love in the Time of Cholera*
Yann Martel - Life of Pi*
Alexander Masters - Stuart: A Life Backwards*
Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas*
Toni Morrison - Beloved*
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun*
David Nicholls - One Day*
Philip Pullman - Northern Lights*
Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front
CJ Sansom - Dissolution
Nigel Slater - Toast
Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie*
Sarah Waters - Fingersmith*

To answer my own questions:
I have put a star against the ones I have read.

If I could choose just one book to be given from that list, I think I'd have Agent Zigzag.

If I had to choose one of those books to give to 48 people, it would be The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

If I was going to compile a list of 25 books to be given away on World Book Night, I'd choose from the lists of my favourite books that I have been recommending here in recent weeks using the 'books I love' tag.

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