It’s that time of year again: World Book Night! The night when, with the help of the Reading Agency, we celebrate books and have a load of books to give away for free! World Book Night is the adult counterpart to World Book Day, when schools across the country encourage kids to dress up and give out £1 book tokens for specially-created books. Since World Book Night is on a Saturday this year, we’re holding our event on Thursday 21st April. If you’re a student and you want to get back into reading, come by the Information Store on Thursday 21st and collect a free book!
Our first two books this year are:
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne (Young Adult)
Evie wants to be normal. Now she’s almost off her meds and at a college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left on her list… But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends know only too well. But if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
The Rotters’ Club by Jonathan Coe (Fiction/Comedy)
Jonathan Coe’s widely acclaimed novel is set in the 1970s against a distant backdrop of strikes, terrorist attacks and growing racial tension. A group of young friends inherit the editorship of their school magazine and begin to put their own distinctive spin onto events in the wider world. A zestful comedy of personal and social upheaval, The Rotters’ Club captures a fateful moment in British politics – the collapse of ‘Old Labour’ – and imagines its impact on the topsy-turvy world of the bemused teenager: a world in which a lost pair of swimming trunks can be just as devastating as an IRA bomb.
Check out Part 2 of our World Book Night post (coming soon) for our other titles!
Wondering what this is all about? Find out more information and read samples of all of this year’s books, as well as resources related to World Book Night and articles and blog posts about the events going on at the World Book Night website (http://worldbooknight.org/)