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World Book Night – Update

Today I picked up my box of books from the local Barnes & Noble for World Book Night next week!  If you haven’t heard of WBN, it’s an annual celebration designed to spread the love of reading and books.  It is held in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland.  This date also commemorates the passing of Cervantes and the birth and death of Shakespeare.   Next week I will get to give out free books in my small community, to anyone who is interested!  I’m considering going door to door giving out books, or perhaps setting up in my favorite coffee shop with a lapel pin, a large sign, and a table full of books (and coffee).  There is almost nothing more exciting to a devoted reader and book lover than the chance to share that love with others.

Are any of you WBN book givers?  If so, I’d love to hear which book you chose to give away.  There was a list of 30 books to choose from, and you had to list your first, second and third choice book, when applying to be a book giver.  I haven’t read all of the books on the list yet, but I plan to!

What is your favorite book in this list, and why?

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Wintergirls by Laurie Anderson

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Little Bee by Chris Cleve

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Blood Work by Michael Connolly

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Zeitoun by Dave Eggars

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Stand by Stephen King

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

See the list of books and cover art at the WBN website here.



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World Book Night

I have exciting news!  I’ve been selected as one of the World Book Night Book Givers!!!  I’m so excited!  It’s not quite a winning lottery ticket, but friends, in my world, it’s almost as good!!!

They have extended the deadline to enter to be a book giver until Feb. 6th, so if you would like to give away some books (who doesn’t), be sure and enter to do so here.

Honestly, I can’t remember if I settled on “My Sister’s Keeper” or “The Book Thief” as my book to give away – either choice is great, and I’m thrilled to be able to give these books away to promote reading!

Here is the list of books that will be given out by World Book Night Book Givers:  (I’m making it a goal for me to read every book on this list!)

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Friday Night Lights


Ender’s Game

Little Bee

Hunger Games

Blood Work

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

La Breve y Maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao

Because of Winn Dixie


Peace Like a River

Reliable Wife

Q is for Quarry

The Kite Runner

A Prayer for Owen Meany

The Stand

The Poisonwood Bible

The History of Love

The Namesake

The Things They Carried

Bel Canto

My Sister’s Keeper


Lovely Bones

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Just Kids

Glass Castle

Book Thief

Have you ever been a World Night book giver?  Or have you been a recipient?  What book did you give/receive?

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