World Book Night Titles Revealed for 2013

By Jason Boog Comment

On April 23, 2013, 25,000 readers will give away a half million books in the United States to celebrate World Book Night. Below, we’ve listed the 30 books they will give away next year.

If you want to give away books to celebrate the event, follow this link to apply to be a book giver. You must apply before January 23, 2013. Novelists Ann Patchett and James Patterson will serve as the honorary chairpeople of the event and the authors have waived royalties for the books. Here’s more about the event:

volunteer book lovers [will] help promote reading by going into their communities and personally handing out specially printed copies to light or non-readers and to those without the means or access to printed books … The 30 World Book Night U.S. titles for 2013, chosen by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians, were also announced. Thousands of copies of each World Book Night title will be printed as special, not-for-resale paperbacks.

 World Book Night United States Titles for 2013

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Anchor Books/Random House)

City of Thieves, David Benioff (Plume/Penguin Book Group)

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster Paperbacks)

My Antonia, Willa Cather (public domain; edition tbd)

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier (Plume/Penguin Book Group)

The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros (Vintage/Random House) – also in Spanish

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (HarperOne/HarperCollins) – also in Spanish

The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Ballantine Books/Random House)

The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan (Mariner Books/HoughtonMifflinHarcourt)

Bossypants, Tina Fey (Regan Arthur/Back Bay Books)

Still Alice, Lisa Genova (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster)

Looking for Alaska, John Green (Speak/Penguin Book Group)

Playing for Pizza, John Grisham (Dell/Random House)

Mudbound, Hillary Jordan (Algonquin Books/Workman Publishing)

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (Yearling/Random House)

Moneyball, Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton)

The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer (Hyperion)

Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter Mosley (Washington Square Press/Simon & Schuster)

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Population: 485, Michael Perry (HarperPerennial/HarperCollins)

Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch/HarperCollins)

The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan (Disney)

Montana Sky, Nora Roberts (Jove/Penguin Book Group)

Look Again, Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s)

Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris (Back Bay Books/Little, Brown)

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor Books/Random House)

Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith (Tin House Books)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain (public domain; edition tbd)

Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)

Favorite American Poems; Large Print edition, various authors (Dover)