READ@PolyU: Nominate a Common Book for 2021 & Get Entered into a Lucky Draw!

READ@PolyU 2021

What book do you think the PolyU community should read next? Send us your Common Book nominations for a new year of reading in 2021.

Submit your favourite book titles, along with the author’s name, to  by 31 December 2020 (Thursday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

To encourage participation, PolyU students and staff who submit a nomination will be automatically enrolled in a lucky draw. Winners will receive a copy of the selected Common Book, and will be notified by email in Spring 2021.

Nominate a book now!

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity. Each year, we select one book and invite the whole campus to read along.

The Programme Committee reviews all nominations before making the final selection.

What we look for in a common book:

  • The book will be in English, preferably less than 300 pages
  • It should be engaging for the PolyU community (both Faculty and students)
  • It should be accessible, not difficult to read
  • It should appeal to students’ imagination, and should include some elements of exploration of and reflection on multi-cultural issues
  • It should preferably have been adapted for film
  • It should preferably have won international and critical acclaim
  • It should preferably have an electronic version
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

Sample titles suggested by staff and students:

  • Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda / Becky Albertalli
  • Artemis Fowl / Eoin Colfer
  • The Giver / Lois Lowry
  • Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

Your views matter. Submit now and get entered into a lucky draw for a copy of the chosen book!


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