Chosen by an independent editorial committee, the 25 titles have been picked from a poll of favorite books from across the book industry. The final selection offers a wide array of outstanding books encompassing all types of fiction: historical, literary, young adult, crime, as well as poetry, history and memoir.
An army of 20,000 volunteers will give away most of the one million books on World Book Night. The book-giver application asks three main questions:
- Which book from the 25 selections would you most like to give?
- Why have you chosen this book?
- Who would you give your copies to?
Here are the 25 book selections chosen for World Book Night: