World Book Night

World Book Night on 23rd April is a initiative to celebrate, encourage and share reading. There are a selection of books you can choose to join in with the big read, events around the country and you can even tune in online to join Bobby Seagull and guests live from the British Library.

Join us for the #ReadingHour from 7-8pm on 23 April. The aim of #ReadingHour is to encourage everyone to set aside time to dedicate to reading. This could be reading alone, reading to children at bedtime or listening to an audiobook as you prepare your dinner. You could host an online event during this hour, or even hold a reading group meeting. Take a photo and share what you're doing on social media using #ReadingHour to join in the national celebration and tag us @lamlibs on Twitter or @lambeth_libraries on Instagram, we would love to know what you’re reading!

This year the 2022 Quick Reads publications feature on the list. These are short books and great stories written by bestselling authors, perfect for less confident readers or people who are short on time. Find out more about Quick Reads at worldbooknight.org/books/quick-reads

Below are some of the books being given away in care homes, youth centres and many more community settings in time for World Book Night. Borrow one from the library to join in!

World Book Night 2022

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Paperback:The upper world:2021. Paperback
Author: Fadugba, Femi, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adolescent. English
347 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Would I lie to you?:2022. Paperback
Author: Ali-Afzal, Aliya, author.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries book,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
416 pages ; 23 cm
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Paperback:Silver sparrow:2020. Paperback
Author: Jones, Tayari, author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
351 pages ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Witness:2022. Paperback
Author: Wheatle, Alex, 1963- author.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Serpent's Tail,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "The Reading Agency"--Front cover. Includes QR code. English
86 pages ; 20 cm.
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Paperback:Blind spot:2022. Paperback
Author: Hawkins, Paula, author.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: At head of cover title: The Reading Agency. English
119 pages ; 20 cm.
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Paperback:The dinner guest:2021. Paperback
Author: Walter, B. P., author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: One More Chapter,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: in ebook format. London: HarperCollinsPublishers. English
404 pages ; 20 cm
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Hardback:Brown baby : a memoir of race, family and home:2021. Hardback
Author: Shukla, Nikesh, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Bluebird,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references. English
230 pages ; 23 cm
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Paperback:All our hidden gifts:2021. Paperback
Author: O'Donoghue, Caroline, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
394 pages ; 20 cm
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Paperback:My name is why : a memoir:2022.:Abridged edition. Paperback
Author: Sissay, Lemn, 1968- author.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Edition: Abridged edition.
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
160 pages ; 20 cm.
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World Book Night are also offering free e-audiobooks to download: Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla, narrated by Himesh Patel, Recovery by Russell Brand, narrated by Russell Brand, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, narrated by a full cast and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré, narrated by Michael Jayston. Find them on their website

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