Below is the list of 25 books selected to be given away on World Book Night 2012. What do you think of this year's selection?


Below is the list of 25 titles that the World Book Night committee have chosen to be given away on World Book Night 2012, including Room and The Road, both published by Picador Books. 
We want to know what you think of this year's selection: have you read any of these books, or would you like to? Is there any book that you would not have included, and why? Do you feel there is anything missing? What books are you hoping to give or receive?

Use our comments boxes below and let us know your thoughts, and feel free to discuss amongst each other.

The list:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Player of Games by Ian M. Banks
  • Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • The Alhemist by Paul Coelho
  • The Take by Martina Cole
  • Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell
  • Someone Like You by Roald Dahl
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Small Island by Andrew Levy
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O' Farrell
  • The Damned Utd by David Peace
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Learn about the committee and how they chose on the World Book Night website >

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