World Book Night 23 April

Get on the Road to Reading

Do you want to read more? Sign up for the Road to Reading and pledge to read for 30 minutes each week for 10 weeks. You’ll receive support, tips and encouragement as you follow the road. Find out more.

Received a book? Share your thoughts

If you’ve received one of the books from the World Book Night booklist from an organisation you’re involved in, share your thoughts on the book on a short survey.

The World Book Night 2023 booklist

Find out which books have been selected for World Book Night 2023! Featuring fiction, non-fiction, Quick Reads and audiobooks for adults and young people aged 16+, this list has something to encourage everyone to pick up a book. Take a look at the booklist and choose your next read. Need some help to pick? Choose a category to find your perfect book.

You can also find recommendations of all the books we’ve featured on our curated booklists since 2011. Use our book sorter to find your next read across a range of genres.

Download a free audiobook

We’re giving away free audiobook downloads for World Book Night 2023! Select one of four titles to download and enjoy as we get closer to the big day on 23 April.

Download your book today.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.


Get on the Road to Reading

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Get on the Road to Reading


Right Book, Right Time

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Right Book, Right Time


Road to Reading activities

Looking for more to do during your Road to Reading? Download or print this card and cross off the activities as you go. read more »

Road to Reading activities