One of the most amazing things about books is that they're completely subjective, what one person loves won't necessarily be another's cup of tea. We don't put our list of books together with the aim that everyone will love all of them, but we do believe that there's at least one book on our list that everyone will love. Some people will have read a few of our books, others will have read none but what we hope is that they'll inspire everyone to read them, from committed regular readers exploring authors they haven't read before to emerging readers, just starting out on their reading journey.
We know it can be hard choosing books, even from a list of 20, whether you're thinking about applying to be a giver or just what you might want to read yourself, so we've put together this guidance to help you find your way around our list.
What we think of the books
Quick Reads and books for adults who don't read much or struggle with reading
Books for teens and young adults
Amazing modern fiction
Fantasy / Alternative reality
Books about love
Books about families (or not really having one)
Quick Reads is a charity we work closely with. They commission well known authors to write short books with language and type designed to be easily readable and great compelling narratives. They publish six books a year. For World Book Night we've chosen to feature four Quick Reads. We believe if the Quick Reads branding wasn't there, you wouldn't know the books we've chosen were written specially for it. They are simply brilliant, short, enjoyable quick reads.