Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Penguin books you'll never read

Untitled-1.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg
Untitled-3.jpg

Penguin is a world-famous publishing house that's fostered big-name literary talent since 1935.

We associate Penguin Classics, in particular, with venerated writers - think Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote and Charles Dickens.

Now a more dubious roll call of names have been added to that list, thanks to the imaginative skill of Simon from TinyLoud.

He created an inspired compilation of Penguin titles that will (sadly) never see the light of day.

In this imaginary hub, "writers" such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hannah Montana and Britney Spears join the hall of Penguin greats.

Titles that would never in a million years be courted by Penguin - A Shore Thing by Snooki, and Cher's Twitter Feed - are mocked up into classic volumes.

It's a simple concept but one that works brilliantly from a visual point of view: little wonder it's gone viral since hitting Buzzfeed, with more than 38,000 hits to date.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the alternative Penguin classic series? What unlikely titles would you add to the collection? Let us know on Twitter or in comments, below.

See more about Penguin Classics You Won't Ever See on Facebook.

Related

hero.jpg

Top 100 holiday reads

hero.jpg

Top 20 books to argue about

Comments

More

Girl on the Train author on the moment that sparked her smash hit book

And it was all down to the commute... by Sarah Biddlecombe

22 Sep 2016

The cast for The Handmaid’s Tale is beyond incredible

Yet another talented star has been added to the Margaret Atwood adaptation... by Kayleigh Dray

22 Sep 2016

This bestselling author is offering her cottage as a free writing spot

"Are you a writer, and wish you had some peace in which to write?" by Sarah Biddlecombe

20 Sep 2016

You can now buy one of the most famous houses in children’s literature

Magical news for muggles everywhere by Kayleigh Dray

19 Sep 2016

Pooh’s forgotten friend finally makes it to the Hundred Acre Wood

Are you ready for a brand-new Winnie-the-Pooh book? by Kayleigh Dray

19 Sep 2016

Farewell poetry and readings to remember loved ones by

22 beautiful and meaningful pieces of poetry and prose to help you say goodbye by Kayleigh Dray

16 Sep 2016

Agatha Christie’s centenary celebrated with eerie noir postage stamps

And each contains a hidden clue… by Kayleigh Dray

15 Sep 2016

The cast for Agatha Christie’s Crooked House is beyond incredible

The stars of Mad Men and The Fall are gearing up for the Crooked House adaptation by Kayleigh Dray

14 Sep 2016

In praise of Matilda, Roald Dahl’s most inspiring heroine

For Lucy Mangan, no fictional character comes close to the little bookworm who could by Lucy Mangan

13 Sep 2016

Roald Dahl’s most beloved characters: where are they now?

From Matilda Wormwood to James Trotter, here's what came next for these Roald Dahl characters... by Kayleigh Dray

13 Sep 2016