Last night was world book night. One million books were given away to members of the public, including some in Abingdon.
At Mostly Books they had a party, some giveaways, and were asking people for favourite books and asking: “Can A Book Change Your Life?” Perhaps the results will appear on the Mostly Books blog.
If you are interested in children’s books check out a fairly new Abingdon blog called Read it Daddy!.
By the way, the million books given away nationally comprised 40,000 copies of each of 25 titles …
1 A Fine Balance
2 A Life Like Other People’s
3 Agent Zigzag
4 All Quiet on the Western Front
6 Case Histories
7 Cloud Atlas
10 Half of a Yellow Sun
11 Killing Floor
12 Life of Pi
13 Love in the Time of Cholera
14 New Selected Poems
15 Northern Lights
16 One Day
17 Rachel’s Holiday
19 The Blind Assassin
20 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
21 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
22 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
23 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
24 The World’s Wife