World Book Night 2015

23/04/2015 To 23/04/2015

Submitted by: Greg Selfe

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books.

Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in the UK 35% of people don’t regularly read.

World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners – publishers, printers, distributors, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Thousands of volunteers share their love of reading by giving out books to people in their communities who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. National, regional and local events up and down the country celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April and run by The Reading Agency.World Book Night Book Covers Composition

Because everything changes when we read.

The 20 titles for 2015 are:

  •     After the Fall by Charity Norman
  •     Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by MC Beaton
  •     Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  •     Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
  •     Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson
  •     Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle
  •     Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
  •     Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy edited by Neil Astley
  •     Honour by Elif Shafak
  •     My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
  •     Prime Suspect by Lynda La Plante
  •     Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle
  •     Skellig by David Almond
  •     Spring Tide by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind
  •     Street Cat Bob by James Bowen
  •     The Martian by Andy Weir
  •     The Moaning of Life by Karl Pilkington
  •     The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  •     Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  •     When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman


For more information about World Book Night and to find out how you can volunteer, go to