Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in England alone, 36% of people don’t regularly read (DCMS, 2015).
World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason - to inspire others to read more. Organisations and individuals hold events up and down the country to celebrate the difference that reading makes to our lives, from book themed parties at home to books swaps in offices. Organisations can volunteer to hand out books from our annual list to people who don’t read for pleasure or own books.
Below are 18 of the titles featured on the World Book Night 2022 Book List: buy them as a gift, donate to a local organisation, or buy and read them yourself.
World Book Night will be celebrated on 23 April 2022 and run by The Reading Agency. Find out more...