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World Book Night

World Book Night was launched today – check out the website here. The idea is this one million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland. 20,000 people will be given 48 copies on a book and they have to give that book away to anyone – readers and non readers so everyone can get reading.  For those of you who read dovegreyreader she has been involved in this wonderful idea.  The list of books are as follows

Kate Atkinson – Case Histories Jackson Brodie Novel – on my TBR pile. Read other novels by her.

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 An excellent read.

Seamus Heaney – Selected Poems

Marian Keyes – Rachel’s Holiday Read. Though not one of my favourite Marian Keyes book.

Mohsin Hamid – The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Ben Macintyre – Agent Zigzag I have Operation Mincemeat on the TBR pile at the moment.

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 I read this many years ago for School or College I cannot remember. It was an excellent book and definitely one to read.

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

C.J. Sansom – Dissolution

Nigel Slater – Toast For info – this is being dramatised on television at Christmas

Muriel Spark – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Sarah Waters – Fingersmith On My TBR pile

I think I need to investigate some more of these books. I know some have been around for a while, and I think I may have always passed them by for one reason or another. I am also intrigued in how the BBC are going to cover this, as I feel there is very little on the BBC (TV) regarding books, literature and reading. Perhaps they might see this as a developmental project. I remember the wonderful television programme Bookworm (1994-1996 I think) which used to be on Sunday tea time. Nothing around like that now.

How many of these have you read? Would you recommend any?