Penguin Random House Authors and Books Featured Prominently in YouTube "Read With Me" Special

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As part of an ongoing partnership with YouTube, 11 authors and 11 different books from across Penguin Random House are featured in BookTube’s “Read With Me” special episode, released yesterday on the platform.

Authors, including Alison Roman, Chelsea Handler, David Lebovitz, Elaine Welteroth, Elizabeth Gilbert, Emma Straub, John Grisham, Kiley Reid, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Robert Kolker, and Sue Monk Kidd, submitted self-recorded videos sharing quarantine book recommendations, and inspiration on how books have helped them stay connected while social distancing.

In addition to featured authors, the following books were recommended by participants from across the industry:

  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies, John Boyne (Recommended by Scott Turow)
  • There Will Never Be Another You, Carolyn See (Recommended by Lisa See)
  • The Source of Self-Regard, Toni Morrison (Recommended by Danielle Bainbridge)
  • Untamed, Glennon Doyle (Recommended by Elaine Welteroth)
  • The River, Peter Heller (Recommended by Nicholas Sparks)
  • Alpine Cooking, Meredith Erickson (Recommended by David Lebovitz)
  • Awakening Joy, James Baraz (Recommended by Melinda Gates)
  • Recollections of My Non-Existence, Rebecca Solnit (Recommended by Sue Monk Kidd)
  • Hidden Valley Road, Robert Kolker (Recommended by Chelsea Handler)
  • Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Recommended by Francina Simone)
  • A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle (Recommended by Jay Manuel)

What’s more, all video promotion from YouTube, featured authors, and publishers will include #booksconnectus, in an effort to further amplify the movement across social media.

Watch the full video here.

And here’s the shoppable bookstore via Google Play.


Posted: May 15, 2020