Modeled on a British program that distributed over 1 million books, World Book Night in the United States recently gave away 500,000 free paperbacks to potential readers who may not otherwise be able to own a book – no e-books; all physical books in hand.
A list of 30 titles for the giveaway, compiled by librarians, bookseller, and publishers, included:
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
For the full list, go to “World Book Night List of Books” – here
How many have you read?