World Book Night

Want to participate in a million book giveaway on April 23, 2012 as part of World Book Night?

World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. It will be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on April 23, 2012. Tens of thousands of people will go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks.

To register to become one of the givers of free books, complete an easy application here:

The titles selected for give-away are:

- "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

- "Wintergirls" by Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak)

- "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou (Ballantine)

- "Friday Night Lights" by H.G. Bissinger (Da Capo)

- "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler (Beacon Press)

- "Ender’s Game" by Orson Scott Card (Tor)

- "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)

- "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

- "Blood Work" by Michael Connelly (Grand Central)

- "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz (Riverhead); a Spanish-language edition, "La breve y maravillosa vida de Óscar Wao" (Vintage Espanol), will also be made available.

- "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)

- "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers (Vintage)

- "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger (Grove Atlantic)

- "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin)

- "Q is for Quarry" by Sue Grafton (Berkley)

- "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)

- "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving (Ballantine)

- "The Stand" by Stephen King (Anchor)

- "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver (Perennial)

- "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss (W.W. Norton)

- "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner)

- "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien (Mariner)

- "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett (Perennial)

- "My Sister’s Keeper" by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

- "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson (Picador)

- "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold (Back Bay)

- "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway)

- "Just Kids" by Patti Smith (Ecco)

- "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

- "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers)