Celebrate reading at Buckinghamshire Libraries on World Book Night 2017

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20.04.2017
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Run every 23 April by national charity The Reading Agency, World Book Night is committed to reaching the millions of people in the UK who don't regularly read for pleasure or own books.

Alongside events taking place nationwide, this year World Book Night is encouraging readers across the UK to celebrate reading by sharing a book that has made a difference to them. Give out your own book of choice in your community and post it on the World Book Night 2017 Goodreads page, or take part on social media on 23 April by recommending a book that has made a difference to you, using #WorldBookNight.

What's on...

Join in the fun at Hazlemere Library at their Big Book Swap taking place from 21 -25 April. Take a book along that you loved but no longer need and swap it for a new equally well-loved and recommended book.

Visit Beaconsfield Library on 28 April to listen to a free author talk by Geoffrey Gudgion - an author's light-hearted look at the writing profession. 

Listen to World Book Night author Vaseem Khan discuss his latest novel with Quentin Falk at Bourne End Community Library on 27 May as part of their 50th anniversary festival.

Read the books

The Bones of Grace
The Bones of Grace

Tahmima Anam
 
Payback
Payback
Kimberley Chambers
 
Raven Black 

Raven Black 
Ann Cleeves
 

 

 

A Very Distant ShoreA Very Distant Shore
Jenny Colgan


Streets of DarknessStreets of Darkness
A. A. Dhand
 
The Beach Café
The Beach Café

Lucy Diamond
 

 

 

Faded Glory
Faded Glory
David Essex
 
Mr Loverman
Mr Loverman
Bernardine Evaristo
 
SeizureBridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding

 

 

The Traitor
The Traitor
Jonathan Holt
 
False Nine
False Nine
Philip Kerr

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector ChopraThe Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
Vaseem Khan
 

 

Orangeboy
Orangeboy
Patrice Lawrence

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Aged 83 ¼The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Aged 83 ¼
Anonymous

The Missing
The Missing
C. L. Taylor

 

One False Move
One False Move
Dreda Say Mitchell

 
Wonder
Wonder
R. J. Palacio
 
The Last Act of LoveThe Last Act of Love
Cathy Rentzenbrink

 

Persepolis
Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck

Lies We Tell OurselvesLies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
 

Research from The Reading Agency has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background and can contribute to positive mental health.[1] Nearly two thirds (64%) of those who received a book on World Book Night 2016 said it encouraged them to read more, while 88% of those who gave out books said they had talked about books more since taking part.[2]

[1] Sullivan and Brown (2013) Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading

[2] The Reading Agency (2016) World Book Night 2016 Evaluation Report




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