Reading lists

Five ways Penguin can help you to read more in 2019

Whether you want to discover something new or create your dream library, we have created a list of all the ways Penguin can help.

Join our Penguin Reading Challenge

Penguin Reading Challenge

Whatever your reading goals for the year ahead, The Penguin Reading Challenge will help you to discover books you’ll love throughout the year. Simply choose one of four reading goals and you’ll receive the Penguin monthly newsletter where we’ll share hand-picked recommendations to keep you going all year. And the joy of it is, you can read as much or as little as you like.

Discover your new favourite book

Ask Penguin

Sometimes, finding the perfect book is a challenge in itself but we are here to help. We have plenty of recommendations on from our 100 must-read classics chosen by our readers to the biggest books everyone will be talking about this year in our list of must reads for 2019. If you are looking for something more specific we can offer you a personalised recommendation in one of our weekly #AskPenguin sessions on Facebook and Twitter.

Create your dream library with Penguin Shop

Penguin Classics on the Penguin Shop

A new year is the perfect occasion to organise your books and boost your personal library. If you are looking for a lovely bundle of books to start your year, and look great on your shelves, then visit our Penguin Shop to pick a selection of our most beautiful and essential books. Our favourites are the Clothbound Classic series from which you can choose 3 titles for £33.

Organise your collection in a stylish and iconic way: The modernist Isokon Penguin Donkey is a bookshelf that doubles as a coffee table, so you can keep your afternoon tea close to you while you tuck into a book. We also love the Penguin Huddle, a sleek, minimal bookshelf that grows with your collection.

Journey beyond the page

Penguin Quiz on Alexa

Browse our selection of bestselling audiobooks, and let our authors narrate the book to you. If you have a smart home speaker, you can also ask Alexa to play the Penguin Podcast, and hear Zadie Smith, Tim Peake or William Boyd discuss the story behind the story. For those who feel like they’ve read it all, our brand new Penguin Quiz for Amazon Alexa is a fun way to test your knowledge on some of the best books ever written – it will then send you a reading list after you’ve played.

Start your own writing journey

Penguin Children's Illustration Workshop | Penguin Shop

If all of this gets you in the mood to write your own story, join one of our authors in an upcoming writing workshop. The two-day course with award-winning author Alan Durant will cover the key techniques for writing picture books for children, and you’ll receive feedback from a Penguin Random House editor.

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