Just 4 days left to nominate books for World Book Night by August 31!

Read any good books over the Summer? Enthusiastic about sharing them with others? World Book Night is seeking book nominations for the 2013 list

There are only 4 days left to tell us the ten books you’d most like to see featured in World Book Night 2013 (though if you just want to nominate one or a couple that’s fine too!). We’ve had thousands of nominations already and you can see the current top 10 and the full current top 100 as it constantly evolves – what do you think of it so far?

The current WBN Top 10

  • To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  •  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  •  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  •  Birdsong  by Sebastian Faulks

See the full top 100 list here

World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading which takes place on 23rd April. 20,000 volunteers give away half a million books within their communities.


Summer Reading Suggestions

What a joy – the summer holidays – a chance to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read!

Here are some places to visit for suggestions:

Top Ten Reads  For each subject you will find 10 top reads.  The lists are graduated: each subsequent read is more challenging than the last.  Start at the beginning and aim to read all 10.  Each menu also suggests some journals or magazines you might find interesting, particularly if you are thinking of reading that subject at university.

Here’s a fun infographic on summer reading ideas. Follow the flowchart to explore a mix of classics and contemporary books, fiction and non-fiction. 101 book suggestions.


Read online: Browse the Public Library online shelves from the e-library and read an e-book.


Here is our Delicious Book Recommendation stack – plenty of book ideas, reviews, author interviews and book trailers to inspire you.




One for the boys  – one of the links in our Book Stack is the website “Literature for Lads” – crammed with reading ideas and reviews.