World Book Day


World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 18th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2015 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.

You can read more about the history of World Book Day ~here~.

To celebrate World Book Day I thought I’d share my massive to be read list. I have 52 books on my to be read list. This is just the books I want to read the most right now. I have many many more. I had to break the books down to 2 different collages because there were too many to make just one. I will list the book title and author under each collage similar to the way I do with the Best Books of 2014 posts on Sundays.

collage 1

1. Craved (Gwen Sparks Book 1) – Stephanie Nelson

2. Deceived (Gwen Sparks Book 2) – Stephanie Nelson

3. Coveted (Gwen Sparks Book 3) – Stephanie Nelson

4. A long way down – Nick Hornby 

5. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man – Steve Harvey

6. Bringing Adam Home – Les Standiford

7. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

8. Cider House Rules – John Irving

9. Cries Unheard – Gitta Sereny

10. Crossing the Line – Megan Hart

11. Devil’s Knot – Mara Leveritt

12. Go Down Together – Jeff Guinn

13. I Heart My Little A-Holes – Karen Alpert

14. Imperfect Justice – Jeff Ashton

15. Labor Day – Joyce Maynard

16. Life, Animated – Ron Suskind

17. Loteria – Mario Alberto Zambrano

18. Man Up! – Ross Matthews

19. Manson: Life and Times – Jeff Guinn

20. Me Before You – JoJo Moyes 

21. Porn King – John Curtis Holmes

22. Seaside Secrets – Melissa Foster

23. Serena – Ron, Rash

24. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

25. Simply Irresistable – Jill Shalvis

26. Someone Else’s Love Story – Joshilyn Jackson

27. Straight Talk, No Chaser – Steve Harvey

28. Sweet Magic Song – Olivia Hardin

29. Ten Years Later – Hoda Kotb

30. The Black Dahila – James Ellroy

31. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

32. Divergent Series Complete Box Set – Veronica Roth

33. The Girl in Transition – Jean Kwok

34. The Giver – Lois Lowry

35. The Goldfinch – Donna, Tartt

collage 236. The Hundred Foot Journey – Richard Morais

37. The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty 

38. The Keeper’s of the House – Shirley Ann Grau

39. The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh

40. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

41. The Maze Runner – James Dashner

42. The Monuments Men – Robert M. Edsel

43. The Perfect Husband – Lisa Garner

44. The Road Through Wonderland – Dawn Schiller

45. The Shoemaker’s Wife – Adriana Trigiani

46. The Silent Wife – A.S.A. Harrison

47. This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Trooper

48. This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

49. Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell

50. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

51. Wild – Cheryl Strayed

52. Winter’s Tale – Mark Helprin

I don’t know how long it will take me to read all of these, I don’t have a time line. I’m always adding books to my to be read list though. Books are a passion. What is on your to be read list?

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