The United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland celebrated World Book Day on 6 March 2014. To celebrate the glorious day, readers were invited to nominate books that have rocked their worlds. Votes were cast and a list of ‘Writes of Passage: 50 books that will change YOUR life’ was created. Using ‘Writes of Passage’ instead of ‘Rites of Passages’ for the survey/campaign… that’s brilliant!
Out of 50 books, 10 were chosen as the most popular books (see below). There is even a poster of the ‘top 10’ poster (click here to view).
|1||The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins||Dystopic, Science Fiction|
|2||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||Romance|
|3||To Kill a Mockingbird||Harper Lee||Fiction|
|4||Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone||J.K. Rowling||Fantasy|
|5||Nineteen Eighty-Four||George Orwell||Dystopia, Science Fiction|
|6||The Diary of a Young Girl||Anne Frank||Autobiography|
|7||A Street Cat Named Bob||James Bowen||Autobiography|
|8||Lord of The Rings||J.R.R. Tolkien||Fantasy|
|9||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Stephen Chbosky||Fiction|
|10||Jane Eyre||Charlotte Brontë||Historical romance|
I am familiar with all the works (either by reading the books, watching book-to-film adaptations and/or visiting a memorial) except for ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. I don’t usually read non-fiction but reviews seem good. Will read the book if my mood-for-something-different strikes.
Based on the ‘Writes of Passage’ list, is there any book that piques your interest? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.
If you have read any of the 50 books, like the page. 🙂