Are you a Giver? US World Book Night Titles Announced

Well folks, that day is finally upon us: the day they announce what books are going to be distributed for World Book Night, US, and the day they start taking applications for bookgivers.

On U.S. World Book Night, 25,000 volunteers sign up to give away 20 copies of one of the available books. Organizers have chosen a diverse list of titles, hoping that each volunteer will be able to walk up to a stranger and say, “I loved this book, I hope you will to.” Volunteers must be 16 or over and can sign up online.

And the winners are . . . .
“Bossypants” by Tina Fey
“City of Thieves” by David Benioff
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain — Love it.
“Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosley
“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
“Favorite American Poems” by various authors
“Girl With a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier — Love it
“Glaciers” by Alexis M. Smith
“Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
“The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, in English and Spanish editions
“The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
“The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
“Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline
“Looking for Alaska” by John Green
“Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris
“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” by James Patterson
“Moneyball” by Michael Lewis
“Montana Sky” by Nora Roberts
“Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan
My Antonia” by Willa Cather .
“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith
“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster — Love it.
“Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham
“Population: 485” by Michael Perry
“Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
“The Tender Bar” by J.R. Moehringer
“The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho in English and Spanish editions

If you have a love for one or more of these titles, we hope you’ll volunteer to be a giver! We also encourage you to read (or re-read) some of these titles so they can become conversation starters!

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