By Sarah Kneath.
It’s coming close to that time of year again. The day parents up and down the country discuss in hushed tones in quiet corners, shuddering over the ghosts of World Book Day past. Sadly, for most parents, the days when children were just given a voucher and had a book fair are done, it’s all about the costumes these days. Now, before you go delving into the dressing up box in a blind panic, here are some handy tips to help you get prepared.
We are avid bookworms here at World of Books, and many of us are setting our reading goals quite high this year. Many fantastic books hit our shelves last year, discovering new authors, up and coming authors or even the next in a series got us rather excited here at World of Books. We have compiled a list of some cracking books that will be hitting our shelves and TBR piles in 2019.
We are looking at our 10 scariest fictional characters in our blog this week. See if yours made our list below.
Young adult fiction is becoming increasingly popular with adults let alone young adults. Just take a look at the books you see on your morning commute. We are certainly guilty of reading one or two YA novels this year and we have seriously loved them! Take a look at our top 20 YA novels that you need to read right now.
Jodi Picoult was born on the 19th May 1966 in New York and was raised by her parents, she was late joined by her brother. She moved to New Hampshire. Jodi wrote her first story at the age of five, and has always said that her mother and grandmother were both teachers, and their influence was very important growing up.
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Jodi is an American writer and is the bestselling author of 23 novels. Approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and they have been translated into 34 languages. Her books are incredible stories, all dealing with real-life situations; suicide, school shootings and illness. She is a favourite of ours here in the office.
By Rebecca Reed, CRM Executive
Today is International Women’s Day, so here are our 20 inspirational female authors that you should all be reading right now.