Tonight is World Book Night! According to the World Book Night website, “World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.”
My friend Sarah at The Little Contemporary Corner, a World Book Night volunteer, which she writes about here. She was lovely enough to send me a copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I’m so excited to read it! Sarah is actually hosting a read-along on her blog which you can check out here.
She’s also running a giveaway of a copy of the book (open to the UK) so if you fancy winning a copy, go and find out how you can enter!
Today has been a good reading day for me. I finished and loved Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (a review is coming next week!) and great timing for World Book Night, the Goodreads giveaway book that I won arrived today! It’s called Relativity by Antonia Hayes and it’s so pretty, and the blurb sounds fab. I can’t wait to start it.
A tiny baby is rushed to hospital with injuries to his brain. Doctors suspect he was shaken by his father, who is later charged and convicted.
Twelve years later, Ethan is now a singular young boy. Gifted with an innate affinity for physics and astronomy, Ethan sees the world in ways others simply can’t – through a prism of light, time, stars and space.
Ethan’s mother, Claire, has tried to keep him from finding out what happened when he was a baby. But the older Ethan gets, the more questions he asks about his absent father.
A single handwritten letter is all it takes to set off a dramatic chain of events, pulling both parents into Ethan’s orbit. As the years seem to warp and bend, the past is both relived and revealed anew for each of them.
I’ll review both of these books after I’ve read them, so look out for those. I hope you have a great World Book Night – get reading! See you on Tuesday for my Gone Girl review!