World Book Night 2012 titles announced

The 25 titles for 2012’s World Book Night have been announced

The 25 titles to be given away at next year’s World Book Night have been revealed ahead of tonight’s launch event, with Charles Dickens, Daphne du Maurier and Audrey Niffenegger on the list.

The books were selected partly by a public vote for the WBN top 100, with an editorial committee whittling down the list. One million books will be given away by volunteers on 23rd April next year: check the website for more details.

The list in full:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Vintage)

The Player of Games by Iain M Banks (Little, Brown)

Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Transworld)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (HarperCollins)

The Take by Martina Cole (Headline)

Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins)

Someone Like You by Roald Dahl (Penguin)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Penguin)

Room by Emma Donoghue (Pan Macmillan)

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Little, Brown)

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)

Misery by Stephen King (Hodder)

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld)

Small Island by Andrea Levy (Headline)

Let the Right One In by John Ajvde Lindqvist (Quercus)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Pan Macmillan)

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Vintage)

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell (Headline)

The Damned Utd by David Peace (Faber)

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (Transworld)

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Penguin)

Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Vintage)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Vintage)

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak (Transworld)