Here are the brilliant books being given away in care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other settings on World Book Night 2017! Click on a cover image to find out more about that book.

How we choose the books

We are committed to reaching the 36% of the UK’s population who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books.

When choosing the World Book Night titles, what we look for in books is simple – good, enjoyable, highly readable books with strong compelling narratives. When considering our list we’re looking also look to include books across a variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction as well as books aimed at young adults.

Our editorial committee meets in September to consider the books publishers have submitted and the results of a survey of our volunteers to come up with a list of fantastic reads that will inspire readers and non-readers alike. The panel is made up of book industry professionals, librarians, World Book Night volunteers and our staff.