More than 3,000 titles suggested for WBN 2012

More than 3,000 titles suggested for WBN 2012

More than 1,500 people have nominated titles for World Book Night 2012, with over 3,000 titles put forward just over a week after the ballot opened.

At the moment, titles such as To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, American Gods by Neil Gaiman and The Lord of Rings by J R R Tolkien are among the most popular in the top 100, having all gained a "large number of nominations" in just over a week.

WBN c.e.o. Julia Kingsford said: "Whilst there are some obvious popular favourites already coming to the fore it is a mark of the diverse tastes of readers that the amount of titles nominated so far is so large and so broad. Seeing the passionate comments left by readers and watching the list change and evolve as more and more people contribute is fantastic and cuts to the core of what World Book Night is about—sharing a love of reading."

The ballot will be open until 31st August, when a WBN panel will start whittling down the top 100 choices to the final 25 titles. The final list will be announced in mid-October.

WBN will next be held on 23rd April 2012.