Reading For A Good Cause This Christmas


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A love of reading won’t just keep you entertained this Christmas — it could also help a good cause near you.

Publisher Penguin Random House UK has come together with online retailer Bookshop.org and Neighbourly, one of the UK’s first B Corporations, to support grassroots good causes across the country, including food banks, homeless shelters, and community centres.

Under this new initiative, ever time a member of the public buys one of a specially curated list of Penguin books via Bookshop.org, a copy will be automatically donated to an isolated or vulnerable person.

The campaign will run between Monday 16 November and Monday 21 December 2020.

Fiction

  • “Ghosts” by Dolly Alderton
  • “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood
  • “Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child
  • “Burnt Sugar” by Avni Doshi
  • “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo
  • “Troy” by Stephen Fry
  • “V2” by Robert Harris
  • “Invisible Girl” by Lisa Jewell
  • “Us Three” by Ruth Jones
  • “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman
  • “That Reminds Me” by Derek Owusu
  • “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

Non-fiction

  • “A Life On Our Planet” by David Attenborough
  • “Poor” by Caleb Femi
  • “The Roasting Tin Around The World” by Rukmini Iyer
  • “Be Antiracist: A Journal” by Ibram X Kendi
  • “The Bookseller’s Tale” by Martin Latham
  • “Cook, Eat, Repeat” by Nigella Lawson
  • “Vesper Flights” by Helen Macdonald
  • “The Lost Spells” by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
  • “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy
  • “Agent Sonya” by Ben Macintyre
  • “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama
  • “Flavour” by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • “Just Us” by Claudia Rankine
  • “English Pastoral” by James Rebanks
  • “Entangled Life” by Merlin Sheldrake
  • “The Wild Silence” by Raynor Winn

Children’s:

  • “Kay’s Anatomy” by Adam Kay
  • “The Puffin Keeper” by Michael Morpurgo
  • “Never Show a T-Rex a Book!” by Rashmi Sirdeshpande
  • “Serpentine” by Philip Pullman

Click here to order your book today, and support a good cause this Christmas.


For more on charities supported by “The People’s Friend”, visit our Helping Others pages.

Iain McDonald

I am the Digital Content Editor at the “Friend”, making me responsible for managing the flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine’s website and social media channels.

Reading For A Good Cause This Christmas

Shutterstock / PV productions © good cause

A love of reading won’t just keep you entertained this Christmas — it could also help a good cause near you.

Publisher Penguin Random House UK has come together with online retailer Bookshop.org and Neighbourly, one of the UK’s first B Corporations, to support grassroots good causes across the country, including food banks, homeless shelters, and community centres.

Under this new initiative, ever time a member of the public buys one of a specially curated list of Penguin books via Bookshop.org, a copy will be automatically donated to an isolated or vulnerable person.

The campaign will run between Monday 16 November and Monday 21 December 2020.

Fiction

  • “Ghosts” by Dolly Alderton
  • “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood
  • “Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child
  • “Burnt Sugar” by Avni Doshi
  • “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo
  • “Troy” by Stephen Fry
  • “V2” by Robert Harris
  • “Invisible Girl” by Lisa Jewell
  • “Us Three” by Ruth Jones
  • “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman
  • “That Reminds Me” by Derek Owusu
  • “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

Non-fiction

  • “A Life On Our Planet” by David Attenborough
  • “Poor” by Caleb Femi
  • “The Roasting Tin Around The World” by Rukmini Iyer
  • “Be Antiracist: A Journal” by Ibram X Kendi
  • “The Bookseller’s Tale” by Martin Latham
  • “Cook, Eat, Repeat” by Nigella Lawson
  • “Vesper Flights” by Helen Macdonald
  • “The Lost Spells” by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
  • “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy
  • “Agent Sonya” by Ben Macintyre
  • “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama
  • “Flavour” by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • “Just Us” by Claudia Rankine
  • “English Pastoral” by James Rebanks
  • “Entangled Life” by Merlin Sheldrake
  • “The Wild Silence” by Raynor Winn

Children’s:

  • “Kay’s Anatomy” by Adam Kay
  • “The Puffin Keeper” by Michael Morpurgo
  • “Never Show a T-Rex a Book!” by Rashmi Sirdeshpande
  • “Serpentine” by Philip Pullman

Click here to order your book today, and support a good cause this Christmas.


For more on charities supported by “The People’s Friend”, visit our Helping Others pages.

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