What Students Will Be Reading: Campus Common Reading Roundup, 2017-18

By Tim Cheng | June 20 2017 | First-Year Reading

With the approach of summer, colleges and universities around the country have begun announcing their Common Reading books for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.  We’ve compiled a list of 315 programs and their title selections, which you can download here. We will continue to update this listing to provide the most comprehensive record of programs available anywhere and welcome information about titles and institutions we might have overlooked. Please feel free to contact us here with additional information.

University Program Name 2017-2018
Adams State University Common Reading Experience Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town , by Jon Krakauer
Albany State University ASU 1101 / 1201 The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Albion College Common Reading Experience Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Appalachian State University Common Reading Program One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Arcadia University Summer Reading Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt
Auburn University Auburn Connects! Common Book The Circle, by Dave Eggers
Auburn University Montgomery Common Reading Program Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Augustana College (IL) Summer Reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
Austin Peay State University The Peay Read Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele
Avila University Common Reading Program The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
Baker University Common Book Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, by Bill McKibben
Barton College Summer Reader The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Bates College Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Baylor University, Honors Program Freshman Reading Project The Road to Character, David Brooks
Bellarmine University Book in Common The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Berry College First-Year Summer Book Program The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen
Bismarck State College Campus Read Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Boston College Conversations in the First Year A Bear, a Backpack, and Eight Crates of Vodka, by Lev Golinkin
Boston College – Woods College of Advancing Studies Common Reading The Red Bandana: A Life. A Choice. A Legacy, by Tom Rinaldi
Bristol Community College BCC OneBook Project Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, by Daniel Tammet
Brookhaven College Open Book Project For Love of Country: What our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice, by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Brown University First Readings The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories, by Anthony Marra
Bucknell University First-Year Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Butler University Common Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Butte College Book in Common [w/ CSU -Chico] A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age, by Matt Richtel
California State University – Channel Islands Campus Reading Celebration The Refugees, by Viet Than Nguyen
California State University – Chico Book in Common [w/ Butte College] A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age, by Matt Richtel
California State University – Maritime Common Reading Program The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman
California State University – Monterey Bay Common Reading Experience The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
California State University – Northridge Freshman Common Reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
California State University – Sacramento One Book Program Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok
Case Western Reserve University Common Reading Program Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell
Catawba College Common Reading “1964 Nobel Lecture: The Quest for Peace and Justice,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cazenovia College First-Year Summer Reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Centenary College Common Book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Central College Common Reading Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta
Centre College First-Year Book The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Chaffey College One Book, One College The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Chesapeake College One Maryland One Book Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Christian Brothers University Fresh Reads The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Clarkson University Common Book Project Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Clemson University Freshman Summer Reading This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
College of Charleston The College Reads! The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman
College of New Jersey Summer Reading No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, by Dr. Rachel Pearson
College of St. Scholastica Dignitas Summer Reading The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
College of the Holy Cross Summer Reading Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
College of the Redwoods Book of the Year The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
College of William & Mary Common Book for Freshmen Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
College of Wooster Summer Reading Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Colorado College Common Book Read Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
Columbia College (MO) One Read The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy
Concordia College, Moorhead (MN) Summer Book Read March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Connecticut College One Book, One Region Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Cuesta College Book of the Year The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Cumberland County College One Book, One College The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom
CUNY Baruch College Freshman Text The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
CUNY Brooklyn College Common Reading Selection Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
CUNY, Kingsborough Community College KCC Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
CUNY, Queensborough Community College Common Read The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen
Cuyahoga Community College Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Delaware County Community College College-Wide Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Delaware Valley College DelVal Book Community 1984, by George Orwell
Duke University Common Experience Summer Reading Program The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, by Richard Blanco
East Carolina University Pirate Read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
East Stroudsburg University One Book, One Campus The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
Eastern Mennonite University EMU Common Read Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Eckerd College Summer Reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Edgewood College Common Reading Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, by Eboo Patel
Elon University Common Reading Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Fairleigh Dickinson University College Writing Program Friendswood, by Rene Steinke
Fashion Institute of Technology Common Read Program So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson
Florida A&M University Freshman Summer Reading Program The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Florida State College at Jacksonville Author Series Learning Community Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, by Temple Grandin
Framingham State University Common Reading A Hope in the Unseen, by Ron Suskind
Franklin College   Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas
Fullerton College Fullerton Reads / One Book One College Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Gannon University   Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me, by Jerry McGill
George Mason University Mason|Reads Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Georgia College & State University Summer Reading Program Outcasts United, by Warren St. John
Georgia State University First Year Book Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Gettysburg College First-Year Reading Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
Goucher College Summer Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Governors State University One Book Libretto of the musical “Hamilton”
Grand Valley State University Community Reading Project All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of and Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister
Green River College One Book March 3, by John Lewis
Gustavus Adolphus College Reading in Common Program Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Hamline University Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Hampshire College Common Reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hampton University HU Annual Read-In The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson
Hartwick College New Student Read Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World, by Doc Hendley
Henderson State University Reddie Read Program So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson
High Point University Common Read How To Fly a Horse, by Kevin Ashton
Hilbert College Hilbert College Reads Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption, by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo
Hiram College First Year Common Reading The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Hofstra University Common Reading The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery, by Sarah Lewis
Holy Names University University Common Reading Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Hood College First-Year Read Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Housatonic Community College One Book, One College Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, by Sergio Troncoso
Howard Community College Book Connection Goodbye For Now, by Laurie Frankel
Illinois Central College One Book One College The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Chaning World, by Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Illinois Wesleyan University Summer Reading Program Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business Common Read Program Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation, by Edward Humes
Ivy Tech Community College One Book…One Campus…One Community  [with Indiana University Northwest] Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Jacksonville State University JSU Reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Johnson County Community College Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Johnson State College Common Reading Initiative How To Be Black, by Baratunde Thurston
Kansas State University K-State Book Network’s Common Reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Kansas Wesleyan University   Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible through 100 Days of Rejection, by Jia Jang
Kent State University Common Reading Everyday Ambassadors: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World, by Kate Otto
Lackawanna College Lackawanna Reads: One Book, One College / LC Reads Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age, by Rob Shindler
Lansing Community College One Book One LCC Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
Lebanon Valley College First-Year Common Reading Program Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
Lehigh University Summer Reading Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, by Bruce Watson and The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
Lenoir-Rhyne University   The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Lewis University First Year Common Reader Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, by Courtney E. Martin
Lone Star College – Kingwood Common Read The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Longwood University First Year Reading Experience Every Day, by David Levithan
Louisiana State University Honors College Summer Shared Read Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Loyola Marymount University LMU Common Book Silence, by Shusaku Endo
Loyola University Chicago First-Year Text Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America, by Wil Haygood
Loyola University Maryland Common Text Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Luther College Summer Reading There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond, by Meline Toumani
Manhattanville College First-Year Common Read The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Mansfield University Summer Reading Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe, by Erik Loomis
Marietta College Common Reading Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Iman, by Ted Falcon, Don Mackenzie, and Jamal Raman
Marist College Common Reading The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
Maryville University Maryville Reads Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, by Bruce Watson
Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts First Year Reading Weeping Under This Same Moon, by Jana Laiz
MassBay Community College OneBook Project Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, by Michael Anthony
Medaille College Freshman Summer Reading Program The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
Menlo College Common Book The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods (MO) Common Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Metropolitan State University Denver 1 Book: 1 Project: 2 Transform In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero
Miami University Summer Reading Program Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
Michigan State University One Book, One Community A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley
Michigan Tech Summer Reading Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, by Daniel Tammet
Middle Tennessee State University Summer Reading Program Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
Midlands Technical College MTC Reads March, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aiden and Nate Powell
Mississippi State University Maroon Edition—MSU Common Reading Project The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Mississippi University for Women Common Reading Initiative Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Missouri State University Common Reader The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen
Mitchell College Common Read Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
Molloy College Common Reading Program The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Montana State University Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Montcalm Community College MCC Reads The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
Moraine Valley Community College One Book, One College We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out, by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino
Moravian College Common Reading Program Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
Mount Holyoke College Common Read Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
Nash Community College Nash Reads The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
New York University, Steinhardt School New Student Reading Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference, by Warren St. John
Nichols College Nichols Reads Losing My Cool: Love, Literature and Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd, by Thomas Chatterton Williams
North Carolina State University Common Reading Program Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
North Central College Summer Reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education, by Matthews L. Sanders
North Iowa Area Community College Common Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Northeastern University First Pages Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Reads Designing Your Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Northern Illinois University First Year Common Reading Experience Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capό Crucet
Northern Kentucky University Book Connection The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
Northern Michigan University ONMU Wolf’s Mouth, by John Smolens
Northwestern University One Book, One Northwestern Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, by Danielle Allen
Norwich University First Read George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Occidental College First-Year Summer Reading Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
Ocean County College   The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Ohio Northern University Campus Common Reading The Circle, by Dave Eggers
Oklahoma City University OCU Reads A.D., by Josh Neufeld
Otterbein University Common Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Owensboro Community & Tech. College Common Reading The Circle, by Dave Eggers
Pacific College   Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pacific Lutheran University Common Reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Reads It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, by Lynsey Addario
Pennsylvania State University – Altoona Common Read Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger
Pennsylvania State University – Berks Common Reading Program A Girl Named Nina, by Norma Tamayo
Pennsylvania State University – Lehigh Valley First Year Seminar Course It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, by Lynsey Addario
Piedmont Virginia Community College One Book Project Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Portland Community College Everybody Reads Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Providence College Common Reading Program Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus One Book, One University Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, by Edward Humes
Queens University of Charlotte The Common Read Program Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall
Quinsigamond Community College One Book Project The Hero’s Body: A Memoir, by William Giraldi
Ramapo College of New Jersey FYS Summer Reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson
Regis College Common Reading Program A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman and Tattoos on the Heart, by Fr. Greg Boyle
Rhode Island College Open Books-Open Minds Bewteen the World and Me, by Ta-Neshi Coates
Rivier University Summer Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
Rowan University Common Reading Program The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Rutgers SAS Honors Program Summer Reading Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Saddleback College One Book, One College Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, by Dan-El Padilla Peralta
Saint Francis University Summer Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Saint Mary’s College of California FYE Common Reading Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle
Saint Mary’s College of Minnesota Freshman Reading How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson
Saint Michael’s College Common Text Bewteen the World and Me, by Ta-Neshi Coates
Salem State University First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay
Salisbury University New Student Reader Sula, by Toni Morrison
Sam Houston State University Common Reader Program The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, by Will Allen
San Jose State University SJSU Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
San Juan College One Book, One Community The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, by Kevin Fedarko
Santa Barbara City College SBCC Reads Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
Shawnee State University First Year Common Read The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the Amerian Worker, Mike Rose
Siena College Summer Reading For First Year Seminar Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley and Gris Grimly
Siena Heights University Summer Reader We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Skidmore College Summer Reading Program The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, by Randall Fuller
Smith College Smith Reads The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Sonoma State University Freshman Year Experience (UNIV150AB) You Are Not So Smart, by David McRaney
South Dakota State University Common Read How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America, by Moustafa Bayoumi
Southern Methodist University Common Reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
St. Bonaventure University All Bonaventure Reads Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, by Marc Lamont Hill
St. Cloud State University Common Reading Program Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
Stanford University Three Books Program Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert and In Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
Stockton University Freshman Common Reading Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, by Ryan Holiday
SUNY Brockport Freshman Summer Reading Program The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters, by Wes Moore
SUNY Oneonta Common Read Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
SUNY Oswego Oswego Reading Initiative Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West
Susquehanna University Common Reading Program 2017-18 theme, “Conflict,” in common reading anthology, Perspectives on Conflict.

Barack Obama’s remarks from the 2016 commencement ceremony at Howard University
Satire from The Onion: “Hundreds Killed in Brutal Pro-Something-Anti-Something Clash”
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
New historical analysis by Jason Johnson, “‘An ugly piece of work’: Cold War conflict on the German frontline”
Ross Gay’s poem, “A Small Needful Fact”
Danez Smith’s poem, “juxtaposing the black boy and the bullet”
A visual essay by artist and entrepreneur Gabriel Lacktman, “Growing Up with Graffiti: Reflections on Transitioning from a Part-Time Felon to a Full-Time Artist, and Then Back Again”
“Invasion of the Taxi Snatchers: Uber Leads an Industry’s Destruction” by journalist Brad Stone
“A Sociological History of Soccer Violence” by journalist Tiffanie Wen
An article from the Journal of Counseling Psychology titled “Does Self-Stigma Reduce the Probability of Seeking Mental Health Information?”
Jyoti Jaggernath’s research on “Women, climate change and environmentally induced conflicts in Africa”
SU alum Melissa Goodrich’s short story Moon Tale
Film analysis by Ajay Parasram titled “Race, Class, and Gender at the Margins: Exploring My Name Is Khan”
An article by NPR’s Hanna Rosin titled “How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS
The concluding chapter from interfaith activist Eboo Patel’s book Sacred Ground

Tennessee Tech University Common Book This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Texas A&M International University Campus Read A Bear, a Backpack, and Eight Crates of Vodka, by Lev Golinkin
Texas A&M University – San Antonio Common Reading Experience Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
Texas Christian University TCU Common Reading Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen, by Firoozeh Dumas
Texas State University – San Marcos Common Experience: Summer Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Texas Woman’s University Book-in-Common My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor
The Citadel Summer Reading Program A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin
The College of New Jersey Summer Reading No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Line of American Medicine, by Dr. Rachel Pearson
The Evergreen State College Orientation Common Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
The Ohio State University Buckeye Book Community Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
The University of Scranton Royal Reads The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, by James Martin, SJ
Thomas College Common Read Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran, by Shirin Ebadi
Trinity University Reading TUgether Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Tufts University Common Reading Program The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility, by Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj
Tulane University Tulane Reading Project Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Univeristy of Louisiana – Monroe Summer Reading Program This I Believe, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Honors College Common Book Experience Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
University of Alabama, Birmingham First Year Discussion Book Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration, by Stephen Lundin and Bob Nelson
University of Alaska, Anchorage Books of the Year The Color of Water, by James McBride
University of Alaska, Southeast One Campus, One Book Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville One Book One Community The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
University of California, Davis Campus Community Book Project Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Reads Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
University of Central Florida Common Reading High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society, by Dr. Carl Hart
University of Central Missouri One Campus, One Book Children of the New World, by Alexander Weinstein
University of Cincinnati / McMicken College of Arts & Sciences UC Common Read Look Me in the Eye, by John Elder Robison
University of Connecticut – Stamford   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
University of Delaware First Year Common Reader The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
University of Florida Common Reading Program Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work, by Jeanne Marie Laskas
University of Houston Provost Summer Read Program Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
University of Houston – Clear Lake Common Reader Program Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
University of Houston – Downtown Freshman Common Reader Program My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past, by Jennifer Teege
University of Idaho Common Read Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
University of Kansas KU Common Books Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
University of La Verne One Book, One University The Refugees, by Viet Than Nguyen
University of Louisville Book-in-Common Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work, by Jeanne Marie Laskas
University of Maine, Honors College Honors Read The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
University of Mary Washington Common Read Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Just One Book When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka
University of Maryland, Baltimore County New Student Book Experience Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
University of Massachusetts Amherst Common Read The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Summer Reading Assignment Selections from Thisibelieve.org.
University of Michigan – Flint Common Read We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo
University of Michigan, Engineering Engineering Common Reading Experience The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities CEHD Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of Mississippi Common Reading Experience Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of Missouri, Law School and Honors College Mizzou Law One Read The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
University of Montana Griz Reads Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in American, by Liz Carlisle
University of Mount Olive Common Reading Tough as They Come, by Travis Mills
University of Nebraska – Omaha Common Reader Experience The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
University of New Haven Common Read The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie
University of New Mexico Lobo Reading Experience Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of New Orleans Common Read Program Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
University of North Carolina – Asheville Summer Reading Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Carolina Summer Reading How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America, by Moustafa Bayoumi
University of North Carolina – Charlotte Common Reading Experience The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
University of North Carolina – Greensboro Keker First Year Common Read Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
University of Oregon Common Reading The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
University of Pennsylvania Penn Reading Project The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson
University of Richmond One Book, One Richmond The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War, by Shahan Mufti
University of San Diego Just Read! Between the World and Me, by Ta- Nehisi Coates
University of South Alabama Common Read Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
University of South Carolina First-Year Reading Experience Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
University of South Carolina Aiken First-Year Reading Experience The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
University of South Carolina Upstate PREFACE The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward
University of South Florida Common Reading Experience United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals
University of South Florida – Sarasota Manatee   A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley
University of Southern Mississippi Freshman Experience Summer Reading Program Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, by Dan-El Padilla Peralta
University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Read2Achieve Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
University of Tennessee – Knoxville Life of the Mind Book Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
University of Texas at Tyler Freshman Summer Reading Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, by Edward Humes
University of Toledo Common Read Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay
University of Vermont First-Year Summer Reading A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age, by Matt Richtel
University of Wisconsin – Madison Go Big Read Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis , by J.D. Vance
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Chadbourne Residential College Common Read Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Common Reading Experience “Real Patriots Ask Questions,” by Carl Sagan from The Demon-Haunted World
Utah State University Common Literature Experience When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Utah Valley University Freshman Reading Program The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown
Vanderbilt University Commons Reading Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, by Andrew Maraniss
Ventura College One Book, One Campus Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Villanova University One Book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, by Eboo Patel
Virginia Commonwealth University Common Reading The City and the City, by China Mieville
Virginia Tech University Common Book The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
Virginia Wesleyan College Common Read / Summer Reading Assignment Above Us Only Sky, by Michele Young-Stone
Virginia Western Community College Student Orientation Class (SDV 101) A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley
Wagner College Summer Reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Wake Forest University Project Wake 37 Titles to choose from 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, by Jane Ziegelman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
All Who Go Do Not Return, by Shulem Deen
The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel, by Helen Oyeyemi
The Crunk Feminist Collection, by Brittney Cooper, Susanna Morris, Robin Boylorn
Cultural Misunderstandings: The French-American Experience, by Raymonde Carroll
Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother, by Sonia Nazario
Everything that Rises Must Converge: Stories (1965), by Flannery O’Connor
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel
Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea, by Mitchell Duneier
Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have is Better Than Nothing, by Jessica Pettitt
Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by Edward O. Wilson
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
How to be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark, by Patrick Kingsley
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capo Crucet
An Octoroon, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan
Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman
Take Me with You, by Carlos Frías
Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon
When Women Were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams
Wolf Totem, by Jiang Rong
The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon
Wartburg College Knight Reading Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction, by Scott A. Hendrix
Washburn University iRead The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey , by Candice Millard
Washington College First Year Book Program Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape, by Lauret Savoy
Washington State University WSU Common Reading Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Washington State University – Vancouver   Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Washington University in St Louis Common Reading Program Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
West Kentucky Community & Technical College One Book Read The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker
West Virginia University Campus Read Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Western Carolina University Summer Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Westminster College The Next Chapter: First Year Program People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks
Whitman College Summer Reading Assignment Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Wichita State University WSU Reads The Influencing Machine, by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld
Williams College Williams Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Winona State University WSU Common Book Project The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Wright State University Common Text Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
York College, CUNY Common Reader The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander