For the next World Book Night, volunteers will take to the streets to hand out one million free copies of their favourite paperbacks.
The list has been chosen by the public and a committee of industry experts. It mixes classics – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – with modern best-sellers including The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Stephen King’s Misery.
Books will be given away on street corners and public transport, while others will be distributed through prisons, hospitals and libraries.
World Book Night takes place on April 23 2012. This is the second year of the initiative, which was set up by the publishing industry.
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Is your favorite book on the list?
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
The Player of Games Iain M Banks
Sleepyhead Mark Billingham
Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Take Martina Cole
Harlequin Bernard Cornwell
Someone Like You Roald Dahl
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Room Emma Donoghue
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
Misery Stephen King
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
Small Island Andrea Levy
Let The Right One In John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Time Traveller’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O’Farrell
The Damned Utd David Peace
Good Omens Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff
Touching the Void Joe Simpson
I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith
The Book Thief Markus Zusak