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World Book Night 2019

Ready Steady Read! World Book Night 2019

23 April 2019

World Book Night, the national celebration of reading and books, takes place each year on the 23rd April, Shakespeare’s Birthday. All across the country libraries, booksellers, schools and other organisations and individuals are hosting book-related events to share the joy of reading. Follow the link to find out what’s going on in your area

The aim is to bring the pleasure of books to those who don’t regularly read. One of the main features is the handing out of free books at care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other settings. This year’s featured books that are available to borrow from the Calibre Library are listed below.

Here at Calibre we are holding a second-hand books sale for staff and volunteers to introduce new books, recommend old favourites, and raise money for Calibre. So come on everyone Ready Steady Read!

World Book Night Books available at Calibre:

The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths 12314

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder inquiry on his hands. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the gruesome secrets of the underground before it claims another victim.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells 11037

H. G. Wells' classic vision of interplanetary warfare and a Martian invasion of Earth, and the resulting panic and destruction.

Die Last by Tony Parsons 11968

In the heart of London's Chinatown, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are found dead from hypothermia in a refrigerated lorry. DC Max Wolfe finds thirteen passports. The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st century slave markets.

Shadows in Heaven by Nadine Dorries 13133

In post-war Tarabeg, two women are waiting for ambitious Michael Malone to return home. Rosie, the local schoolteacher and Sarah, whose brutal fisherman father would kill her if he knew, both love Michael, and hope to become his wife. Michael Malone's choice will have fateful consequences for everyone especially, in due course, for his young daughter.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Coming soon

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed...

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 11737

Maia D'Apliese and her five adopted sisters gather together at their childhood home having been told that their beloved father has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to their true heritage - a clue that takes Maia across the world to Brazil. Once there she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began.

Himself by Jess Kidd 11703

When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, on Ireland's west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother, and a determination to do battle with the village's lies. No one though, living or dead, will be able to guess what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 5427

Offred is a Handmaid in the religious totalitarian state of Gilead, formerly the United States. Her only function is to breed, to repopulate a devastated world, or die. But even a repressive state cannot wipe out hope and desire...