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The Reading Agency announces the World Book Night 2020 booklist.

World Book Night is a UK initiative that aims to bring people from all backgrounds together with a common goal to read more. Celebratory events will be happening across the country in April 2020, and World Book Night will be officially celebrated on 23 April 2020.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.The Reading Agency will be working with public libraries, prisons, colleges, care homes, youth centres, mental health groups, charities and other organisations to spread the joy of reading. Partners including Libraries Connected, the Booksellers Association and library suppliers will ensure as wide an impact as possible across the UK. For more information or to download free resources see: www.worldbooknight.org.

Today, December 10th 2019, the World Book Night 2020 Titles have been announced.

World Book Night 2020 Titles

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams ( Pan Macmillan)
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander ( Andersen Press)
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)
  • The Dead Ex by Jane Corry ( Penguin General)
  • How to Be a Footballer by Peter Crouch ( Ebury)
  • Practical Zen: Meditation and Beyond by Julian Daizan Skinner ( Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
  • The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton ( Little Tiger)
  • Darkness Rising (Quick Reads) by A.A. Dhand (Transworld)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Penguin Press)
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ( Penguin Random House Audio)
  • The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle ( Hachette)
  • Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan ( John Murray Press)
  • The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe (Quick Reads) by Milly Johnson ( Simon & Schuster)
  • Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults by Various, ed. by Lucy Mangan ( Hachette Audio)
  • One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus ( Penguin Random House Children’s)
  • A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee ( Vintage)
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls ( Andersen Press)
  • East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman ( HarperCollins)
  • Diversify by June Sarpong ( HarperCollins)
  • The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan ( Pan Macmillan)
  • Somebody Give This Heart a Pen by Sophia Thakur ( Walker Books)
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ( Walker Books)
  • Death in the Dordogne by Martin Walker ( Hachette)
  • The Salt Path by Raynor Winn ( Michael Joseph)
  • Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse ( Cornerstone)
  • Double Crossed by Brian Wood ( Penguin Random House Audio)

Karen Napier, Chief Executive, The Reading Agency says: “World Book Night is a fantastic way to encourage emerging and reluctant readers to engage with books for the first time. Every year, with the support of our publisher partners, our book giveaway ensures that people across the UK are able to start on their journey to reading their way to a better life.”