This will be my second year as a World Book Night Book Giver, and I am beyond excited! Last year, I handed out The Hunger Games to students on campus and had such a blast. The movie released a few days prior, which was incredibly helpful in getting people interested about the book.
This year I’m giving away John Green’s Looking for Alaska, the book that won awards, that was surrounded by controversy, that labeled John Green as an established author prior to the success of The Fault in Our Stars. I think I’m going to use that to my advantage when handing out the books and getting excited about reading. Looking for Alaska was THE BOOK nerdfighters chose to initiate new nerdfighters. And with the success of TFiOS (posters all over Barnes & Nobles across the nation, New York Times bestseller, best fiction of 2012), I think I can get more people interested as they’ll recognize Green’s name from all of the talk.
Oooooh, I can’t wait to head out and spread the word!
Are you a WBN giver? What book are you sharing with the world?