World Book Night – which book will you give?

World Book Night – which book will you give?

This year’s World Book Night is fast approaching and there are only a few days left to register to be one of this year’s book givers.

Taking place on UNESCO International Day of the Book, 23 April, World Book Night 2012 promises to be a momentous celebration of reading when 1 million books will be given away to lucky recipients.

You can be part of the book-giving extravaganza by registering as a giver – one of 20,000 volunteers who will each receive 20 copies of their chosen title to give away.

Registering is easy, but you need to do it soon as the deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 February. Take a look at the tantalising line up of titles up for grabs (listed below), select which one you’d most like to give away, then go to and follow the instructions on how to sign up to be a giver.

This year's World Book Night books are:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
by Mark Billingham
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
The Take
by Martina Cole
by Bernard Cornwell
Someone Like You
by Roald Dahl
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
by Emma Donoghue
by Daphne Du Maurier
The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
by Stephen King
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella
Small Island
by Andrea Levy
Let the Right One In
by John Ajvide 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 Zusak

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