What Students Will Be Reading: Campus Common Reading Roundup, 2019-20

By Luis Diaz | October 3 2019 | First-Year Reading

With the fall semester in full swing, colleges and universities around the country have announced their Common Reading books for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year.  We’ve compiled a list of over 470 programs and their title selections, which you can download here: First-Year Reading 2019-20. 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 2019-2020
Adelphi University Adelphi Community Reads Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Alaska Pacific University Books of the Year Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward and Threadbare: Class and Crime in Urban Alaska, by Mary Kudenov and Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,  edited by Paul Hawken
Albion College Common Reading Experience The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Allegheny College Allegheny Listens Common Reading Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
Alvernia University Common Readings The Road to Character, by David Brooks
American University Writer as Witness The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Appalachian State University Common Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Arcadia University Summer Reading Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement, by The March for Our Lives Founders
Arizona State University – West Campus Summer Community  Read This I Believe: Life Lessons, edited by Dan Gediman
Arkansas State University Common Reader This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Asbury College How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds, by Alan Jacobs
Assumption College First-Year Common Book Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Augustana College (IL) Augie Reads Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Austin Peay State University The Peay Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Avila University Common Reading Program A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age, by Matt Richtel
Bard College An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, an an Epic, by Daniel Mendelsohn
Bard College Language and Thinking Program Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley and Darwin: A Norton Critical Edition,  edited by Philip Appleman and Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore
Bard College at Simon’s Rock Book One Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster, by Stephen Carter
Bates College Common Reading “Dolores” (film)
Bay Path University First-Year Read The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
Baylor University, Honors Program Freshman Reading Project All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
Bellarmine University Book in Common Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Benedictine University Summer Reading The Broken Ladder:  How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die, by Keith Payne 
Berea College Summer Read Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter
Berry College Summer Reading Program The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters, by Wes Moore
Bismarck State College Campus Read Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness, and Grit on the Northern Plains, by Melanie Carvell
Bloomfield College Orientation Reading Component summer reading “The Beautiful People,” by Charles Beaumont and “Looks Just Like You” episode from The Twilight Zone (TV)
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Common Read Same Sun Here, by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Bluffton University Summer Reading The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, by Eric Weiner
Boise State University Campus Read 10 Essays

• “Letter to my Son,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

• “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr

• “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

• “The New American Divide,” by Charles Alan Murray

• “Liberal Education & the Republic of the Imagination,” by Azar Nafisi

• “Diversity Isn’t ‘Being in the Room’—It’s Whites Giving Up Their Seats,” by Ernest Owens

• “Why Bother?” by Michael Pollan

• “Why is College in America So Expensive?” by Amanda Ripley

• “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” by Peter Singer

• “Pursuing Happiness as a Trans Woman of Color,” by Kai Cheng Thom

Boston College Conversations in the First Year The Master Plan My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, by Chris Wilson and Bret Witter
Boston College – Woods College of Advancing Studies Manresa Experience A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, by Steve Pemberton
Bowling Green State University Common Reading What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Brandeis University New Student Forum First-Year Book / Summer Reading Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
Brescia University Common Read The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, by Lauren Markham
Bridgewater State University One Book One Community The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
Brookhaven College Open Book Project Where Am I Eating?: An Adventure Through The Global Food Economy, by Kelsey Timmerman
Broward College College Read Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi
Brown University First Readings The Idiot, by Elif Batuman
Bucknell University First-Year Common Reading Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
Bunker Hill Community College One Book Program If They Come for Us: Poems, by Fatimah Asghar
Butte College Book in Common [w/ CSU Chico] In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World,  Lauren E. Oakes
Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona Common Read Becoming, by Michelle Obama
California State University – Bakersfield One Book Project The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
California State University – Channel Islands Campus Reading Celebration There There, by Tommy Orange
California State University – Chico Book in Common [w/ Butte College] In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World,  Lauren E. Oakes
California State University – East Bay Common Read Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
California State University – Fullerton, College of Education One Book, One College The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
California State University – Maritime Common Reading Program Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert
California State University – Monterey Bay Common Reading Experience The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
California State University – Northridge Freshman Common Reading The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, by Lauren Markham
California State University – Sacramento One Book Program Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream​, by Joshua Davis
California State University – San Marcos Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Calumet College of St. Joseph First Year Experience Reader The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Cardinal Stritch University Common Read The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Carlow University Common Reader Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
Carthage College First-Year Read The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois
Case Western Reserve University Common Reading Program The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy, by Paige Williams
Catawba College Common Summer Reading Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level, by Saundra Yancy McGuire
Catawba Valley Community College Interdisciplinary Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Central College Common Reading Experience What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Central Methodist University Freshman Community Read Rules for a Knight, by Ethan Hawke
Centre College First-Year Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Chaffey College One Book, One College The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
Chesapeake College One Maryland One Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Christian Brothers University Fresh Reads Memphis: 200 Years Together, edited by Jonathan Judaken and Karen Golightly
Claflin University Common Reader The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Common Read Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, by Bill McKibben
Coastal Carolina Community College One Book, One Community Call Me American, by Abdi Nor Iftin
Coconino Community College CCC Common Reading Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger
Colgate University Colgate Community Reads Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie
College of Charleston The College Reads! Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
College of Menominee Nation – Keshena Community Read There There, by Tommy Orange
College of New Jersey Summer Reading No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell Moore
College of St. Scholastica Dignitas Summer Reading There There, by Tommy Orange
College of the Holy Cross Summer Reading The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells
College of William & Mary Common Book for Freshmen There There, by Tommy Orange
College of Wooster Summer Reading The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Collin County Community College Book-in-Common The Leavers, by Lisa Ko
Colorado College Common Book Read The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
Colorado Mountain College CMC Common Reader ; CHECK DATES OF BOOK SELECTIONS The Choice: Embrace the Possible, by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Colorado School of Mines Mines Common Read The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life, by Shawn Achor
Colorado State University – College of Business Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyou
Columbia College (MO) One Read / Community Reading Program Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library Nomadland: Surviving American in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder
Columbus College of Art and Design Summer Reading Holy Moly Carry Me, by Erika Meitner
Columbus State University Freshman Common Reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter
Community College of Aurora Big Read Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Community College of Baltimore County Community Book Connection Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, by Kate Evans
Concordia College, Moorhead (MN) Summer Book Read The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Connecticut College One Book, One Region Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett Krosoczka
Cornell College First Year Seminar Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli
Cornell University – Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Common Reading Program Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Cosumnes Community College One Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Cottey College First-Year Seminary Common Reader Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
CUNY Baruch College First Year Text Family Life, by Akhil Sharma
CUNY Brooklyn College Common Reading Selection Becoming, by Michelle Obama
CUNY Hostos Community College Hostos Reads Project The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
CUNY Queensborough Community College Common Read The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
Cuyahoga Community College Common Reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green
D’Youville College Common Read The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
Davenport University First-Year Read Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits & Attitudes, by Tim Elmore
Davidson College Common Reading Book My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South, by Issac J. Bailey
Defiance College First Year Common Read Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, by Bich Minh Nguyen
Delaware County Community College College-Wide Reading Program The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore
Des Moines Area Community College One Book One College Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Dominican College Freshman Read Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Donnelly College Common Reading Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland, by Ken Ilgunas
Drake University Humanities Reads Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
Duke University Common Experience Summer Reading Program There There, by Tommy Orange
East Carolina University Pirate Read The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv
East Los Angeles College One Book, One College (OBOC) When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
East Stroudsburg University One Book, One Campus Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
Eastern Mennonite University EMU Common Read Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Eastern Michigan University Common Read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Eastern Michigan University – Honors College Honors Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Eastfield College The Common Book Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Eckerd College Summer Reading Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, by Peter Godfrey-Smith
El Centro College Common Book March: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
Elms College Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Elon University Common Reading Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging, by Alex Wagner
Emory University Emory Integrity Project Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Evergreen State College Orientation Common Reading Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, by bell hooks
Fashion Institute of Technology Common Read Program What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Feather River College Book in Common A Fire Story, by Brian Fies
Finlandia University Campus Reading Climate Change Musings and Studies from Lake Superior’s North Shore, by Katya Gordon
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg Community Read Maus: My Father Bleeds History, by Art Spiegelman
Flagler College First Year Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Florida College Common Reading “An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?” by Immanuel Kant
Florida International University FIU Common Reading Determined: One Boy’s Holocaust Survival Story, by Martin Baranek
Florida SouthWestern State College One Book One College 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari
Florida State College at Jacksonville Author Series Learning Community Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other, by Craig Grossi
Fort Valley State University Common Read The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Francis Marion University Common Text – University Life 101 An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones
Frederick Community College Frederick Reads The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
George Mason University Mason|Reads We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie
Georgetown University Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
Georgia College & State University GC Reads • The Foreigner’s Home, by Toni Morrison

• A Latina Judge’s Voice, by Sonia Sotomayor

• I am in a State of Shock, by Flannery O’Connor

• Tell Me Where it Hurts, by Atul Gawande

• All Praises to the Pause; The Universal Moment of Reflection, by Alice Walker

• Escape the Echo Chamber, by C Thi Nguyen

• How Much of the Internet is Fake, by Max Read

• A Letter to my Nephew, by James Baldwin

• The Little Man at Chehaw Station, by Ralph Ellison

• The Myth of the Moral Middle, by Tayari Jones

• Off Course, on a Warming Planet, by Steven Mufson

• Politics and the English Language, by George Orwell

• A Small Place, by Jamaica Kincaid

• Would the World Be More Peaceful if There Were More Women Leaders? by Josie Glausiusz

Georgia Gwinnett College Common Reading Initiative Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Georgia Southern University Common Read Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Georgia State University First Year Book Program March, Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Gettysburg College First-Year Reading Heads of the Colored People: Stories, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Goucher College Summer Reading Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Green River College One Book Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Grinnell College Common Reading The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Gustavus Adolphus College Reading in Common Program While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change, by M. Jackson
Hamline University Common Read On the Come Up, by Angie Thomas
Harding University Harding Read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen Covey
Harrisburg Area Community College One Book/One Community Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
Hartwick College New Student Read Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Harvard University Community Conversations Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Hawkeye Community College Hawkeye Reads The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Henderson State University Reddie Read Program The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Hesston College Community Read Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Hilbert College Hilbert College Reads What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen, by Kate Fagan
Hiram College First Year Common Reading Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Common Read Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
Hofstra University Common Reading Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
Holy Names University University Common Reading Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Hope College “Big Read” Holland Area Community In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alavrez
Housatonic Community College One Book, One College Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad, by Krystal A. Sitel
Howard Community College Book Connection Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence, by Tim Junkin
Illinois Central College One Book One College How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson
Illinois College Summer Common Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Illinois Wesleyan University Summer Reading Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Indiana University – School of Medicine Common Read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Indiana University Northwest One Book…One Campus…One Community They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays, by Hanif Abdurraqib
Indiana University Southeast Common Experience The Laramie Project and the Laramie Project Ten Years Later, by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business Common Read Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Jacksonville State University JSU Reads The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Johnson County Community College Common Read Voices from the Rust Belt, edited by Anne Trubek
John Woods Community College One Book, One College Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owen
Juniata College Summer Reading Fallen Mountains, by Kimi Cunningham Grant
Kalamazoo College Summer Common Reading Spaceman of Bohemia, by Jaroslav Kalfař
Kansas State University K-State Book Network’s Common Reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay, by Adib Khorram
Kent State University Common Reading Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State, by Joe Eszterhas and Michael Roberts and This We Know: A Chronology of the Shootings at Kent State, May 1970, by Carole A. Barbato Laura L. Davis & Mark F. Seeman
Lackawanna College Lackawanna Reads One Book, One College Note to Self: Inspiring Words from Inspiring People, by Gayle King
Lafayette College Community Reading Book The Book of Delights: Essays, by Ross Gay
Lakeland University Community Book Read The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai
Lake Superior State University Campus Read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Lansing Community College One Book One LCC There There, by Tommy Orange
Lasell College Common Reading Read the Boston Globe
Le Moyne College Summer Common Reading Assignment Going to Meet the Man, by James Baldwin
Lehigh University Summer Reading Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family, by Lisa Fenn
Lenoir-Rhyne University Campus Read We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Lewis University First Year Common Reader Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Lone Star College – University Park ReadUP! What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Los Angeles Valley College One Book, One College The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
Louisiana State University Honors College Summer Shared Read Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Loyola Marymount University LMU Common Book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Loyola University Chicago First-Year Text Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, by Eve L. Ewing
Loyola University Maryland Common Text Program Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh
Luther College Summer Reading The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú 
Manchester Community College Common Read There There, by Tommy Orange
Manhattanville College First-Year Common Read The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Mansfield University Summer Reading The Strange of Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Marist College Common Reading The Power, by Naomi Alderman
Mary Baldwin University Common Reading Counting Descent, by Clint Smith
Maryville University Maryville Reads Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Marywood University Marywood Reads Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstong Dunbar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Reads A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, by Daisy Hernandez
and There There, by Tommy Orange
Massasoit Community College One Book, One College March: Book One, Book Two, and Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
MassBay Community College OneBook Project The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker
Medgar Evers College Big Read The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Medical College of Wisconsin Common Read Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist,
by Dr. Martina Scholtens
Meredith College Summer Reading Program Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Messiah College Common Reading Assignment Learning for the Love of God: A Student’s Guide to Academic Faithfulness, by Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby
Metropolitan State University Denver 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet, by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Justin Spizman
Miami University Summer Reading Program One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture, by Stephanie Anderson
Michigan State University One Book, One Community Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Michigan State University – James Madison Residential College JMC Summer Reading What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Michigan Tech Summer Reading Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
MIdAmerica Nazarene University Common Reader Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi and
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas and Night, by Elie Wiesel
Middle Tennessee State University Summer Reading Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Millersville University of PA One Book One Campus Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Minnesota State University – Moorhead One Book, One Community The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Mississippi State University Maroon Edition—MSU Common Reading Project Hold on with a Bulldog Grip: A Short Study of Ulysses S. Grant, by John Marszalek
Mississippi University for Women Common Reading Initiative When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Missouri State University Common Reader Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
Moore College of Art & Design Common Read Why Art?, by Eleanor Davis
Molloy College Common Read Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement, by The March for Our Lives Founders
Monmouth College (IL) ILA Summer Reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education, by Matthew L. Sanders
Monroe County Community College One Book, One Community of Monroe County What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Montana State University Common Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Montcalm Community College One Book, One Country The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne
Moorpark College One Campus, One Book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Moraine Valley Community College One Book, One College I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
Moravian College Common Reading Program Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Morgan State University Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Young Adult Edition), by Bryan Stevenson
Mount Holyoke College Common Read / MHC Common Reading There There, by Tommy Orange
Muhlenberg College Summer Reading Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Nassau Community College Common Text The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, by William Kamkwamba
Naugatuck Valley Community College One Book, One College Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
Nevada State College Common Read Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
New York University Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
North Carolina State University Common Reading Program Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
North Dakota State University One Book, One Community Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History, by Keith O’Brien
North Idaho College NIC Common Reading Program: Cardinal Reads Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger
North Iowa Area Community College Common Read Who Owns the Ice House?:  Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur, by Gary G. Schoeniger and Clifton L. Taulbert
North Lake College Blazer Common Book The Martian, by Andy Weir
Northeastern State University Common Read The Working Poor: Invisible in America, by David K. Shipler
Northeastern University First Pages What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Reads/NAUreads How To Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery, by Kevin Ashton
Northern Illinois University First Year Common Reading Experience When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matters Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Northern Michigan University One Book, One Community Harborless, by Cindy Hunter Morgan and The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, by Jerry Dennis
Northern Michigan University Diversity Common Reader Program Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
Northern State University Common Read Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self​, by Manoush Zomorodi
Northern Vermont University  – Johnson Common Reading Initiative Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
Northwestern University One Book, One Northwestern Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Norwalk Community College NCC Common Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Notre Dame of Maryland University Common Reading Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Occidental College First-Year Summer Reading • “How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy,” by Brent Staples

• “On Being White… And Other Lies,” by James Baldwin

• “White Lines,” by Ian Haney López

• “Heads of the Colored People: Four Fancy Sketches, Two Chalk Outlines, and No Apology,” by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

• “Heads of the Colored People: Four Fancy Sketches, Two Chalk Outlines, and No Apology.” Marlon Riggs (video)

• “The Urgency of Intersectionality.” Crenshaw, Kimberlé (video)

Ohio Northern University Campus Common Reading A multi-faceted exploration of mindsets, growth and learning. You will have a chance to participate in innovative welcome online activities, view a few TED Talks, read essays, and discuss what you have learned with faculty, staff, students.
The welcome activity is a 30-minute online program that includes survey questions, short reading passages, and brief reflection exercises. Along with the online welcome activity, you will be reading a variety of short texts about growth, learning, resilience, and college life.
Ohio State University – Newark One Book, One Community What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Oklahoma City University OKCU Reads Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Oregon State University – Cascades Campus Read Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, by Manoush Zomorodi
Otterbein University Common Book A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Had Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight, by  Maria Toorpakai
Owensboro Community & Tech. College Common Reading We Are Called to Rise, by Laura McBride
Pacific Lutheran University Common Reading Octavia Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings
Pacific University FYS Summer Reading The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Palm Beach State College Common Reader This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Pennsylvania State University – Altoona Common Read And It Begins Like This, by LaTanya McQueen
Pennsylvania State University – Berks Common Reading Program Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level, by Saundra Yancy McGuire
Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Penn State Harrisburg Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington First-Year Summer Reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
Piedmont Virginia Community College One Book Project The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
Pierce College One Book, One Campus The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music, by Steve Lopez
Polk State College Common Read Program Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Pomona College First-Year Book If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin
Princeton University Princeton Pre-Read Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy, by James Williams
Providence College Common Reading Program Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle
Purdue University Big Read The Odyssey, by Homer (trans. Emily Wilson)
Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus One Book, One University Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Queens University of Charlotte The Common Read Program The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
Ramapo College of New Jersey FYS Summer Reading The Rent Collector, by Camron Wright
Reading Area Community College One Book, One College The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Reedley College One Book, One College The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
Regis College Common Reading Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Regis University One Book, One Regis Sabrina & Corona, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Community Read Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species, by Peter Nowak
Rhode Island College Open Books-Open Minds Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
Rhodes College Rhodes Reads Memphis: 200 Years Together: An Anthology, edited by Jonathan Judaken and Karen Golightly
Rider University Shared Read Program The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy,  by Anna Clark
Rocky Mountain College Common Read Earth-Blood & Star-Shine, by Lowell Jaeger
Roger Williams University Common Reading Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Danielle Allen
Rowan College of South Jersey One Book, One College Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig
Russell Sage College Summer Reading What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Rutgers University, Camden Summer Read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Rutgers University, Honors College, New Brunswick Summer Reading The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, by Amitav Ghosh
Rutgers University, SAS Honors Program Summer Reading The Leavers, by Lisa Ko
Saddleback College One Book, One College Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Saint Francis University Summer Reading Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Saint Mary’s College of California FYE Common Reading This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Saint Michael’s College Common Text The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú 
Saint Paul College Campus Common Book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Salem State University First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Sam Houston State University Common Reader Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Saint Louis University Campus Read Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat
San Diego State University One Book One San Diego The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai
San Jose State University SJSU Reading Program Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
San Juan College One Book, One Community Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
Santa Clara University Common Reading “The Moral Bucket List,” by David Brooks
Seattle University Common Text So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Seton Hall University Summer Reading Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Shepherd University Common Reading Concussion, by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Siena College Summer Reading For First Year Seminar Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Siena Heights University Summer Reader Growing Up Black in White, by Kevin D. Hofmann
Simmons University First Year Read Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Skidmore College Summer Reading Program Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
Smith College Smith Reads How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate, by Andrew J. Hoffman
Somerset Community College SCC Common Read Celia, A Slave, by Melton McLaurin
South Dakota State University Common Read Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter
Southeastern Louisiana University Common Read Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Kaveh Akbar
St. Bonaventure University All Bonaventure Reads Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
St. Edward’s University Freshman Common Text Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
St. Peter’s University Common Reading 1984, by George Orwell and The Hunger Games: Book 1, by Suzanne Collins
St. Petersburg College SPC Reads Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Stanford University Three Books Program There There, by Tommy Orange
and Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley, by Cary McClelland
and The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity, edited by Toni L Griffin, Ariella Cohen, David Maddox
Stevens Institute of Technology First Year Reading Program The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Stockton University Freshman Common Reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hand Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Stony Brook University First-Year Reading Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
SUNY Brockport Freshman Summer Reading Program The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú 
SUNY Corning Community College One Book, One College Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
SUNY Cortland Common Reading Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, by Margaret Atwood
SUNY Geneseo Common Summer Book Read Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
SUNY New Paltz One Book, One New Paltz Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
SUNY Old Westbury Common Read What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson
SUNY Oneonta Common Read Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar
SUNY Onondaga Community College Common Read Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat
SUNY Oswego Oswego Reading Initiative What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Susquehanna University Common Reading Program The Power of Stories: Susquehanna University Common Reading Anthology 2019-2020
Sussex County Community College Campus Novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
Sweet Briar College Common Read Circe, by Madeline Miller and The Odyssey, by Homer (Emily Wilson, trans.)
Syracuse University Syracuse Reads Program Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
Texas A&M International University Campus Read Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World, by Christina Rickardsson
Texas A&M University Common Ground Reading Initiative Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Texas A&M University Brazos Valley Reads The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Texas A&M University – Commerce Book in Common Marie & Pierre Currie: A Tale of Love and Fallout, by Lauren Redniss
Texas A&M University – Texarkana Common Reading Experience The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt and Nobody Cares: Essays, by Anne Donahue
Texas Christian University TCU Common Reading The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Texas Southmost College Common Reader Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Texas State University Common Reading What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Texas Women’s University Book-in-Common The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
The Citadel Summer Reading Program A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin
The College of New Jersey Summer Reading No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America, by Darnell L. Moore
The University of Akron Common Reading Program Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
The University of Scranton Royal Reads The Bread of Angels: A Journey of Love and Faith, by Stephanie Saldaña
Thomas College Common Read A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey From the Inner City to the Ivy League, by Ron Suskind
Tiffin University The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Towson University – Honors College Honors College Read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Trinity University Reading TUgether On Immunity: An Inoculation, by Eula Biss
Tufts University – Medical School What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Tulane University Tulane Reading Project Vengeance, by Zachary Lazar
Tulsa Community College TCC Common Book Redeployment, by Phil Klay
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Honors College Common Book Experience The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
University of Alaska, Anchorage Books of the Year Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward and Threadbare: Class and Crime in Urban Alaska, by Mary Kudenov and Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken
University of Alaska, Southeast One Campus, One Book If Our Bodies Could Talk:  Operating and Maintaining a Human Body, by James Hamblin
University of Arizona, Honors Program Common Reading Program What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville One Book One Community I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope, by Chessy Prout
University of California, Berkeley On the Same Page There There, by Tommy Orange
University of California, Davis Campus Community Book Project Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, by Gary Younge
University of California, Los Angeles – Medical School Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Reads The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
University of California, Santa Cruz – Cowell College Summer Reading Island of a Thousand Mirrors, by Nayomi Munaweera and Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis
University of California, Santa Cruz – Crown College Summer Reading Assignment Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, by Mary Shelley
University of California, Santa Cruz – Kresge College Summer Reading Assignment Mortimer Adler, “How to Mark a Book”   Purdue University Academic Success Center, “Improving note-taking skills”   David Bartholomae, Anthony Petrosky, and Stacey Waite. “Introduction: Ways of Reading.”     Eric Liu, “How to Get Power”, in We Humans     Eric Liu, “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power” [~17” video lecture], in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading        bell hooks, “Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education,” in Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory       Reyna Grande, excerpts from A Dream Called Home
University of California, Santa Cruz – Merrill College Summer Reading Assignment • Read The New York Times

• “Metacognition Is Not Cognition,” by Howard Tinberg

• “Who Gets to Graduate?” by  Paul Tough

• “The Effort Effect,” by Marina Krakovsky

University of California, Santa Cruz – Oakes College Summer Reading Project The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
University of Chicago – Harris Public Policy Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus One Book, One Campus Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
University of Colorado, Boulder One Read Sabrina & Corina, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
University of Dallas UD Reads All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
University of Dallas The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic: And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson
University of Delaware First Year Common Reader Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Denver One Book, One DU The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, by Helen Thorpe
University of Evansville, Honors Program Common Read Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
University of Houston Provost Summer Read Program Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, by Brené Brown
University of Houston – Clear Lake Common Reader Program Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream​, by Joshua Davis
University of Houston – Downtown Freshman Common Reader Program American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, by America Ferrera
University of Idaho Common Read There There, by Tommy Orange
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign One Book One Campus Heads of the Colored People: Stories, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
University of Iowa One Community, One Book The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, by Lauren Markham
University of Kansas KU Common Books Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
University of Kansas Medical Center One Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Kentucky – Lewis Honors College Common Reading Experience An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones
University of La Verne One Book, One University Take This Man: A Memoir, by Brando Skyhorse
University of Louisiana – Monroe Summer Reading Program This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
University of Maine, Honors College Honors Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Mary Washington Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Maryland First Year Book Demagoguery and Democracy, by Patricia Roberts-Miller
University of Miami One Book, One U One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture, by Stephanie Anderson
University of Michigan – Dearborn Community Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
University of Michigan – Flint Common Read Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
University of Michigan, Engineering Engineering Common Reading Experience Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iverson
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities CEHD Reads Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
University of Mississippi Common Reading Experience Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
University of Missouri – Honors College Honors College One Read The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai
University of Missouri – St. Louis Common Read If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin
University of Missouri, Law School Mizzou Law One Read Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
University of Montana Griz Reads There There, by Tommy Orange
University of Mount Olive Common Reading Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea, by Sungju Lee
University of Nebraska – Omaha Common Reader Experience Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Common Reader for COLA 100E A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey From the Inner City to the Ivy League, by Ron Suskind
University of New Haven Honors Common Read Antigone, by Sophocles
University of North Alabama One Book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of North Carolina – Asheville Summer Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
University of North Carolina – Charlotte Common Reading Experience Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
University of Northern Iowa President’s Diversity Common Read Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men, by Brice D. Smith
University of Oregon Common Reading Under the Feet of Jesus, by Helena María Viramontes
University of Pennsylvania Penn Reading Project Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
University of Pennsylvania – School of Social Policy & Practice One Book, One SP2 Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, by Charlene A. Carruthers and White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo
University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Public Health One Book One Community What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Portland ReadUP – One Book Together The Leavers, by Lisa Ko
University of Richmond One Book, One Richmond What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Saint Joseph Common Read The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
or Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts, by Jaron Lanier or Facing the Unknown or Failing Up: How to Aim Higher, Take Risks, and Never
University of San Diego Just Read! Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
University of South Alabama Common Read When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka
University of South Carolina First-Year Reading Experience Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
University of South Carolina Aiken Freshman Reading Book Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson
University of South Carolina Upstate PREFACE Border Child, by Michel Stone
University of South Florida – Sarasota Manatee Common Read Ready Player One, by Ernest Kline
University of Southern Maine Common Read How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
University of Tampa Common Reading Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level, by Saundra Yancy McGuire
University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Read2Achieve The Broken Ladder:  How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die, by Keith Payne 
University of Tennessee – Martin Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Texas at Tyler Common Reading The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), by Lucy Jones
University of Toledo Common Read / UT First Read: A Common Read Experience Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter
University of Utah, Honors College Summer Reading Five Ways to Forgiveness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
University of Vermont First-Year Summer Reading • Arts and Creativity – As Lie Is To Grin: A Novel, by Simeon Marsalis

• Cultural Crossroads – Black Is the Body, by Emily Bernard

• Honors College – Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehesi Coates

• Innovation and Entrepreneurship – The Book of Beautiful Questions, by Warren Berger

• Liberal Arts Scholars – What The Best College Students Do, by Ken Bain

• Leadership and Social Change – Educated, by Tara Westover

• Outdoor Experience – The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

• Sustainability – Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

• Wellness Environment – Notorious RBG, by Irin Carmon & Shan Knizhnik

University of Virginia – Curry School of Education Curry Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Common Reading Experience Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyou
University of Wisconsin – Madison Go Big Read The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by Deborah Blum
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Chadbourne Residential College Common Read American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, by America Ferrera
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Common Reading Experience “I’m an American,” by Teran Powell (Radio Series)
Ursinus College Summer Readings – Common Intellectual Experience Dear Ijeawele: or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and “Allegory of the Cave,” from The Republic of Plato, by Plato
Utah State University Common Literature Experience My Beloved World, by Sonya Sotomayor
Utah Valley University Freshman Reading Program The Girl From Aleppo: Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom, by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb
Utah Valley University – Honors Program Freshman Reading Program When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Vanderbilt University Commons Reading The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Vanderbilt University – School of Medicine Summer Reading In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope, by Dr. Rana Awdish
Vassar College Common Reading There There, by Tommy Orange
Ventura College One Book, One Campus Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
Villanova University One Book I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives, by Martin Ganda
Villanova University – School of Business Read to Lead Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey, by John L. Hennessey
Virginia Commonwealth University Common Reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Viterbo University First Year Student Common Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Wagner College Summer Reading Assignment Non-Stop Metropolis:  A New York City Atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Shapiro
Wake Forest University Project Wake 35 Titles to choose from:

• Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

• The Happiness of Pursuit, by Chris Guillebeau

• Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

• How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship, by Cicero

• The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

• Turtles All The Way Down, by John Green

• The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

• The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, by Samuel Johnson

•  Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

•   Everbody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

• The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

• Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

• Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life, by Edith Hall

• Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, by Ellen Forney

• Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg

• Us Against You, by Fredrik Backman

• The High Price of Materialism, by Professor Tim Kasser

• All About Love: New Visions, by bell hooks

• Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

• Into the Wild, by John Krakauer

• The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, by Oliver Burkeman

• The Pursuit of Happiness, by Richard Dresser

• The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

• Happy for No Reason, by Marci Shimoff

• Chemistry, by Weike Wang

• Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

• Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain–and How to Fight Back, by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever

• Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

• Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

• An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

• A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman •  Becoming, by Michelle Obama

• The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt

• The Year of Living Danishly, by Helen Russell

• The Myths of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Wallace State Community College Common Read Initiative Big Fish, by Daniel Wallace
Wartburg College Knight Reading Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement, by The March for Our Lives Founders
Washburn University iRead Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World, by Louis Galambos
Washington College First Year Book Program “Only Connect. . . The Goal of a Liberal Education,” by  William Cronon and “Against Conformity,” by Michael S. Roth
Washington State University WSU Common Reading Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts
Washington State University – Tri-Cities Common Reading Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts
Washington University in St. Louis Common Reading Program Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen
Wesleyan University First Year Matters Common Reading Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum, by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner
West Kentucky Community & Technical College One Book Read Nothing Like an Ocean: Stories, by Jim Tomlinson
West Texas A&M University Readership WT Call Me American, by Abdi Nor Iftin
West Virginia University Campus Read Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Western Carolina University One Book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter, by Celeste Headlee
Western New England University Summer Reading Assignment Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover
Western Washington University Western Reads Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging, by Alex Wagner
Westfield State University First Year READ Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
Westminster College (MO) One Read / Community Reading Program Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library Nomadland: Surviving American in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder
Westminster College (PA) The Next Chapter: First Year Program Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Westmont College Westmont Summer Reads Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest, by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum
Wichita State University WSU Reads Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
William Woods University One Read / Community Reading Program Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library Nomadland: Surviving American in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder
Williams College Williams Reads Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Winona State University WSU Common Book Project What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Winthrop University Common Book Project Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Wisconsin Lutheran College Campus Read A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
Yavapai College Rider’s Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

 

 

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