Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Books of World Book Night USA

Here's the list of the 30 books of World Book Night USA on April 23, 2012:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Blood Work by Michael Connelly
The Brief Wondrous World of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Stand by Stephen King
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The History of Love by Nichole Krauss
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Just Kids by Patti Smith
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I've only read 9 of these books and am determined to go through the whole list. 
After all, their selection means that the organizers believe that each of these books will awaken a love of reading.  : ) 

Which of these books have you read?  Which do you want to share?  It's not too late! You can still apply to participate and give away 20 books on World Book Night. Head over to the World Book Night website and sign up now!  Deadline to sign up is on Feb 6, 2012.

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