World Book Day: What’s your favourite book and why?

File picture: Gary Kemble

File picture: Gary Kemble

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ON World Book Day, we asked Edinburgh News readers to tell us about their favourite books. Here’s a selection of your responses.

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"Being severely dyslexic I hated reading until I got Harry Potter read to me. Now I love reading" - @poppicat, Twitter

"Being severely dyslexic I hated reading until I got Harry Potter read to me. Now I love reading" - @poppicat, Twitter

"The Blindside by Michael Lewis. Captivating story about race and wealth, showing anyone can make it regardless of background." - @SoCal_5, Twitter

"The Blindside by Michael Lewis. Captivating story about race and wealth, showing anyone can make it regardless of background." - @SoCal_5, Twitter

"Percy Jackson. It's the first book I fell in love with and I can't wait for May for the next chapter" - Callum Murphy, Facebook

"Percy Jackson. It's the first book I fell in love with and I can't wait for May for the next chapter" - Callum Murphy, Facebook

"The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott. Beautifully written and it made me laugh and cry. Closely followed by the Da Vinci Code, full of history but still a really exciting thriller" - Lisa Stewart, Facebook

"The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott. Beautifully written and it made me laugh and cry. Closely followed by the Da Vinci Code, full of history but still a really exciting thriller" - Lisa Stewart, Facebook

"East of Eden, by John Steinbeck" - Ruxandra Rosca, Facebook

"East of Eden, by John Steinbeck" - Ruxandra Rosca, Facebook

"Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my favourite book. Set in Scotland it has history, adventure, and a strong female lead." - @AnnafromAus, Twitter

"Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my favourite book. Set in Scotland it has history, adventure, and a strong female lead." - @AnnafromAus, Twitter

"Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" - Paul Hood, Facebook

"Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" - Paul Hood, Facebook