Common Reads programs promote literacy, create community, and encourage reflection.

Selecting the right title is only the first step toward making your program a success; publisher support is also essential. Penguin Random House is here to ensure that your program runs smoothly and successfully, and that your needs and requests are handled in a thorough and efficient manner.

This site was designed with three audiences in mind:

  • College & University Reads is tailored toward common reading for both First-Year Experience® (FYE) and campus-wide programs in higher education. To visit the themes and titles associated with FYR, please click here.
  • Community Reads  engage an entire community in a common reading experience. To visit the themes and titles associated, click here.
  • All-School Reads promote literacy and foster a sense of community as a grade or school read the same book and participate in discussions and related activities during the school year or for summer reading. The programs require books with big ideas that will engage all readers. For a list of titles and associated themes, click here.

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