Monday, 23 January 2012

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night 2012 will soon be upon us and if you want to be a “Giver” you need to rush your sweet ass over to their WEBSITE  and register.

The choice you will be presented with this year is quite interesting. And I don’t mean “interesting” in that bland, non-committal way that the word can often be used. I mean, interesting.

They range from the popular to the classic as they attempt to meet every taste.

We have (among others) Jane Austen, Martina Cole, Roald Dahl, Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy and Marcus Zuzak. (An actual A - Z list!) And the genres seem well represented, ranging from crime to horror to fantasy to classic and modern general literature.

All of the books chosen (and you’ll just have to take my word on this, cos I haven’t done the research) will have been a commercial success. And where I’m sure the writers (the living, breathing ones) will enjoy the attention, it would have been nice to see some less well-known writers and books getting a mention.

Any glaring omissions? Who would you like to have seen included and why?


  1. I've never heard of this before, but what a cool idea. And I've never seen that particular cover for The Book Thief either. It's so creepy and whimsical at the same time.

  2. LOVED that book.

    LG, did you notice over on the WBN website that there is a US version this year?

  3. Saw that. I might have to sign up.