READ@PolyU: Suggest a Common Book for 2022 to Win a Prize!

Dear Staff and Students at PolyU,

Help us kick-start READ@PolyU 2022! Send us your favorite fiction written in English as the Common Book nomination for our reading next year.

READ@PolyU rallies the whole campus to read a common book together. All students will be eligible to receive a free print copy of the Common Book and join the Book Chat Group membership. The PolyU community are welcome to join the book talks and other fascinating activities designed to enhance their reading experience.

The Programme Committee will review all nominations before making the final selection.

To encourage participation, PolyU students and staff who have submitted a nomination will be automatically enrolled into the lucky draw. We will give away a few copies of the selected Common Book to the lucky draw winners.

Submit your best book titles, along with the author’s name, to by 19 November 2021 (Friday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

Submit now and win a copy of the chosen book!

Criteria for Common Book selection:

  • 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 an electronic version
  • It should preferably have won international and critical acclaim
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

Sample titles suggested by staff and students in 2021

  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories / Ken Liu
  • Oryx and Crake: a Novel / Margaret Eleanor Atwood
  • The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • Five Feet Apart / Rachael Lippincott

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

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