world book nightThe titles that will feature in the 2019 World Book Night have been revealed by The Reading Agency.

World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April and brings people from all backgrounds together to inspire others to read more. Organisations and individuals hold events up and down the country to celebrate the difference that reading makes to our lives, from book-themed parties at home to books swaps in offices. Organisations can volunteer to hand out books from our annual list to people who don’t read for pleasure or own books.

This year’s list features a number of titles whose authors don’t shy away from conversations around difficult issues, including several books for young adults. Issues explored within the 2019 book list include mental health, bereavement, domestic violence and police brutality.

The complete list of titles donated by publishers for World Book Night 2019:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan Children’s)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Vintage)
The Forgiveness Project by Marina Cantacuzino (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon (Usborne)
Shadows in Heaven by Nadine Dorries (Head of Zeus)
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy (Head of Zeus)
Thinking Out Loud by Rio Ferdinand (Hodder & Stoughton)
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon (Headline)
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Penguin Random House Children’s)
The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby (Penguin General)
Himself by Jess Kidd (Canongate)
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Usborne)
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson (Headline)
The Children by Ann Leary (Corvus)
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley (Allen & Unwin)
Die Last by Tony Parsons (Cornerstone)
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley (Pan Macmillan)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Michael Joseph)
The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith (Transworld)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Walker)
Artemis by Andy Weir (Ebury)
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Penguin Press)