World Book Night

World Book Night is an annual initiative run every 23 April by charity The Reading Agency.

World Book Night 2019 logo
World Book Night 2019 logo

Working with care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries and mental health groups, The Reading Agency aims to get books to adults who have low literacy levels or who do not read for pleasure, isolated and vulnerable people, and similar groups.

The books chosen to be given away tonight are listed at World Book Night – Books. Events are taking place across the country all day.

I asked for suggestions from some of my friends and followers for their favourite books.

Here’s a small selection:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Far Pavilions – MM Kaye

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

Cooking in a Bedsitter – Katherine Whitehorn

Trumpet – Jackie Kay

Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee

How To Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

The Aeneid – Virgil

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

Wild Swans – Jung Chang

The Patron Saint of Liars – Ann Patchett

Do you have a favourite book, a comfort blanket or something that has influenced or inspired you?