The Reading Room Competition 2019

The Boundless Reading Room Competition 2019woman reading a book

The 2019 Reading Room competition is now open, and we’re looking for your all-time favourite book. Whether it’s a childhood favourite, a tome you studied that changed your life or a contemporary bestseller, we want to know.

The 2019 Reading Room competition is open to all members and their families. Winning entries will appear in the March/April issue of boundless and the overall winner will receive an excursion to Oxford worth £300, including a tour of the Bodleian Library, a literary boat cruise, afternoon tea and an overnight stay. Three runners-up will each win £30 to spend on books.

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2019.

Happy Reading

How to enter

To enter, email in the name of your favourite book and answers to the questions below (maximum 500 words):

  • When did you first read the book?
  • What is it you love about this book?
  • What part of the book has stuck with you – do you have a favourite moment?

Please email your entry to

The competition closes at midnight on 30 November 2019. And don’t forget to keep up to date with all the latest competition news on the Reading Room Group Facebook page.

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The Prizes

The winning photos will appear in the Spring 2019 issue of Boundless magazine. The overall winner will win a trip to the City of Dreaming Spires – a Oxford University library tour, delicious afternoon tea in the heart of the city, a literary boat cruise and an overnight stay.

Three runners-up will each win £30 to spend on books.

Boundless reading room group

Why not join the Boundless Reading Room Group? Find the group on Facebook and you can share reviews, book recommendations, take part in the monthly poll, and even enter the monthly competition. To join the Boundless Reading Room Group click here.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of our Reading Room member’s favourite vintage reads.

A collection of books on a beach
Lord of the rings
Far from the madding crowd