In celebration of the United Nation's World Book and Copyright Day on April 23rd, 2018, we would each like to share our top 5 books!
Our staff are from New Zealand, Australia, France, Brazil, India and the Philippines so we're sure you'll see something you haven't read yet.
World Book and Copyright day was inaugurated in 1995 on April 23rd, which is a significant date for literature because on this day in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. In addition, a range of other prominent authors were born or died on April 23rd including Maurice Druon, Haldor K. Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
The 2018 World Book Capital is Athens, a city which aims to make books accessible for the entire population, including the immigrants and refugees who now call Greece home.
Observed by millions of people in over 100 countries, UNESCO states that World Book and Copyright Day has enabled people to experience "books as vectors of values and knowledge, and depositories of the intangible heritage; books as windows onto the diversity of cultures and as tools for dialogue; books as sources of material wealth and copyright-protected works of creative artists."
See the Circle staff's top 5 books on our Book Awards website and celebrate the literary world today!