Next year will be here sooner than you think, readers! And we're excited to share the official list of books that will be given away on World Book Night 2014.
World Book Night began in the U.K. and Ireland in 2011, with the U.S. joining in on the bibliophile fun the following year. On April 23, 2014, thousands of volunteers across the country will share their love of reading with their communities by distributing 500,000 free copies of books to under-served populations and new or light readers.
Some great books have been chosen for 2014 , including these highlights:
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
World Book Night is upon us, and there are celebrations scheduled across the country—and across the pond, in the UK and Ireland, where the idea was first conceived in 2011.
Tonight, across the US, more than 25,000 bibliophile volunteers—hoping to spread their love of books and reading—will venture out into their communities and give away 500,000 free copies of books to new and light readers. The selection of books to be distributed ranges from Bossypants by Tina Fey to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
How will you be celebrating World Book Night? If you could share one book with new readers, which one would it be?