Campus-Wide Reading Program

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Trade books assigned in first-year and campus-wide reading programs are increasingly popular. They pull students and teachers together and build student skills in critical thinking. Campus-wide books build community on campus by allowing students and teachers to share their own experiences. Hundreds of towns and cities now run “One City, One Book” programs for the same reason, to spark intellectual exchange and bring their citizens together, but colleges were the first to take this idea and make it work.

Click here to find links to lists of Penguin titles used in FYE programs and the schools that have selected them.

Click here to see our 2017 First Year Experience catalog that lists some of our popular titles for these programs. We have thousands of other titles available and are happy to work with you to find that perfect book for your campus. To request review copies of any books or to have the First Year Experience catalog mailed to you, email us at

Interested in having the author of your FYE selection speak to your campus? Click here to learn more about The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.

Don’t miss our First Year and Common Reading Resource Guides to Edward Humes’ Garbology; Drew Magary’s The Postmortal; Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s Undocumented; Liz Carlisle’s Lentil Underground; Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You; Ken Ilgunas’s Trespassing Across America; and Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna.

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