Book News

World Book Night 2012 Books.

The 25 titles that will be given out on World Book Night 2012 (23rd April) were announced on Monday. It’s a great looking list:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Take by Martina Cole
Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell
Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Misery by Stephen King
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Let the Right One In by John Ajvde Lindqvist
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
The Damned Utd by David Peace
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

The ones in bold are the ones I’ve read, italics are sitting on my shelves waiting for me to read them, and underlined were already on my wishlist.

I’m trying to work out at the moment whether I can apply to be a bookgiver this year as I had to miss out last year. If I can I think I’m going to have to think long and hard about which of the brilliant books I want to apply to give. If you want to apply to be a giver then visit