What Students Will Be Reading: Campus Common Reading Roundup, 2022-23

By Luis Diaz | September 9 2022 | General

With the fall semester in full swing, colleges and universities around the country have announced their Common Reading books for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year.  We’ve compiled a list of over 350 programs and their title selections, which you can download here: First-Year Reading 2022-23. 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

2022-2023

Aims Community College Campus Read Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Alaska Pacific University Books of the Year Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer and
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson and
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle and
Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World, by Justin Lee and
Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together by, Van Jones and
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
Albion College Common Reading Experience How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
American University Writer as Witness Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America, by Laila Lalami
Appalachian State University Common Reading Program Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community, edited by Susan E. Keefe
Arcadia University Summer Reading Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Kareem Rosser
Arizona State University Common Read The Undocumented Americans, by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Arkansas State University – Neil Griffin College of Business First Year Experience Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, by Edward Humes
Assumption University COMPASS Reading First Year Anthology of Common Reading
Augustana College (IL) Augie Reads Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Avila University First-Year Experience Common Reading Program This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Baldwin Wallace University Common Read Suspended
Bard College Language and Thinking Program Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, by Mary Shelley and
Antigone, by Sophocles
Bard College at Simon’s Rock Book One The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, by Molly McCully Brown
Baylor University, Honors Program Freshman Reading Project Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment, by Maxine Bedat
Bellarmine University Book in Common Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Benedictine University Summer Reading   “10 Practical Ways to Improve Happiness,” by Arthur C. Brooks

  “Why Can’t Scientists Talk Like Regular Human Beings?” from Scientific American

  “Wholehearted Living,” from The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

  A report about a life-saving treatment developed by college students

  An examination of the ethical debate surrounding the death penalty

Berry College Summer Reading Program The Moth Presents All These Wonders, edited by Catherine Burns
Bismarck State College Campus Read There There, by Tommy Orange
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Common Read The House of Broken Angels, by Luis Alberto Urrea
Bluffton University Summer Reading The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
Boston College Conversations in the First Year Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up—and What We Make When We Make Dinner, by Liz Hauck
Brandeis University New Student Forum First-Year Book Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Brenau University Common Reader The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir, by Michele Harper
Brescia University Common Read The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, by Chris Wilson and Bret Witter
Bridgewater State University One Book One Community Voyage of Mercy, by Stephen Puleo
Bristol Community College BCC OneBook Project The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking, by Roman Krznaric
Broward College College Read American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, edited by America Ferrera
Brown University First Readings “Slavery and Justice Report,” Brown University
Bucknell University First-Year Common Reading They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
Bunker Hill Community College One Book Program White Space: Culture, Race, & Writing, by Jennifer De Leon
Butte College Book in Common The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona Common Read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
California State University – Bakersfield One Book Project A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School, by Carlotta Walls LaNier with Lisa Frazier Page
California State University – Chico Book in Common The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui
California State University – East Bay Common Read How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community, by Mia Birdsong
California State University – Fullerton One Book, One CSUF One of the Good Ones, by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
California State University – Maritime Common Reading Program Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
California State University – Monterey Bay Common Reading Experience How to Break Up with Your Phone, by Catherine Price
California State University – Northridge Freshman Common Reading Suspended
California State University – Sacramento One Book Program Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, by Haben Girma
California State University – San Marcos Common Read Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell and
Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe and
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman and
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich and
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Calvin University CORE 100 – Community and Commitments Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, by N. T. Wright
Cardinal Stritch University Common Read The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, by Jim DeFede
Carlow University Carlow R.E.A.D.S. Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Vivek H. Murthy, MD
Case Western Reserve University Common Reading Program The Fortunes, by Peter Ho Davies
Catawba College Common Summer Reading “Solitude and Leadership,” by William Deresiewicz and“The Quest for Peace and Justice,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Central College Common Reading Experience The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Central Washington University Big Read Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, by Ross Gay
Chaffey College One Book, One College The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
Chesapeake College One Maryland One Book What’s Mine and Yours, by Naima Coster
Christian Brothers University Memphis Reads Noor, by Nnedi Okorafor
Colgate University Summer Reading How Beautiful We Were, by Imbolo Mbue
College of Charleston The College Reads! How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
College of Marin COMmon Reading The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine
College of New Jersey Summer Reading Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
College of Wooster Summer Reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi
Collin County Community College Book-in-Common Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie:  A Tale of Love and Fallout, by Lauren Redniss
Colorado College Common Book Read Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life, by Katherine E. Standefer
Colorado Mountain College CMC Common Reader Woman of Light, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Colorado State University Rams Read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Columbia College (MO) One Read The Big Door Prize, by M.O. Walsh
Community College of Baltimore County Community Book Connection Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Concordia College, Moorhead (MN) Summer Book Read Suspended
Connecticut College One Book, One Region Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, by Judith Heumann
Cosumnes Community College One Book Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
Cottey College First-Year Seminar Common Reader A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, by Alicia Elliott
Crafton Hills College One Book, One College This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel
Cuesta College Book of the Year A Dream Called Home: A Memoir, by Reyna Grande
CUNY Baruch College First Year Text Brown Girls, by Daphne Palasi Andreades
Cuyahoga Community College Common Reading / Tri-C Reads Crying in H-Mart, by Michelle Zauner
Dallas College Common Book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson
Davidson College Reynolds Lecture How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
Defiance College First Year Common Read The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel, by Howard Reich
Delaware County Community College College-Wide Reading Program Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World, by Kimberly Nicholas
DePaul University – Honors Program Summer Common Read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Des Moines Area Community College One Book One College Somewhere in the Known World: A Collective Refugee Memoir, by Kao Kalie Yang
Dodge City Community College Read and CONQuer True Biz, by Sara Nović
Donnelly College Common Read Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, by Zena Hitz
Duke University Common Experience Summer Reading Program Point of Reckoning: The Fight for Racial Justice at Duke University, by Theodore D. Segal and “How To Save a Planet” (podcast) and “Bending the Arc” (film)
Eastern Michigan University, Honors College Honors Common Read Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown
Eckerd College Summer Reading After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America, by Jessica Goudeau
Elmhurst University One Book, One Elmhurst American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, edited by America Ferrera
Elms College Common Read Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Kareem Rosser
Elon University Common Reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
Evergreen State College Orientation Common Reading “Seeing the World Through Moss-Colored Glasses” and “Learning to See,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (from Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses) and
Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, by bell hooks
Excelsior College Common Read My Time Among The Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Fairmont State University Common Book Project The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg Community Read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Florida College Common Reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Florida International University FIU Common Reading App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream, by Michael Sayman
Florida SouthWestern State College One Book One College David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell
Florida State College at Jacksonville Author Series Learning Community From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, by Tembi Locke
Fordham College – Lincoln Center First-Year Summer Read The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Fordham University – Rose Hill First-Year Summer Read The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz
Francis Marion University Common Text – University Life 101 The Ninth Metal, by Benjamin Percy
George Washington University Common Read The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, by Daniel H. Pink
Georgetown University Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop The Sound of Things Falling, by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Georgia College & State University GC Reads Essay 1: “Aftermath,” by Briohny Doyle

Essay 2: “Did Laughter Make the Mind?” by Chris Knight

Essay 3: “Escape the Echo Chamber,” by C Thi Nguyen

Essay 4: “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr

Essay 5: “Living With a Peacock,” by Flannery O’Connor

Essay 6: “Righteous Incivility,” by Amy Olberding

Essay 7: “The Love Story Story,” by Barbara H Rosenwein

Essay 8: “This is Water,” by David Foster Waller

Essay 9: “What We Can All Learn From Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” by Heather Elliott

Essay 10: “When to Break a Rule,” by Stephen Nadler

Gettysburg College Campus Book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Goucher College Summer Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Greenfield Community College Reading for Change Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Greenville Technical College Common Reading Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Grinnell College Common Reading Suspended
Gustavus Adolphus College Reading in Common Program Suspended
Guttman Community College, CUNY Summer Bridge Common Read “City Limits,” by Colson Whitehead
Hampshire College Common Reading Tastes Like War: A Memoir, by Grace M. Cho
Harvard College Common Reading   Chapter 11 from Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele

  “Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

  “Is That Ableist? Good Question,” by M. Leona Godin

  Introduction from Redefining Realness : My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & so Much More, by Janet Mock

  “Good genes are nice, but joy is better,” by Liz Mineo

Harvard Divinity School Common Read “Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery,” Harvard University
Hawkeye Community College Hawkeye Reads Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
Hilbert College Hilbert College Reads Craig and Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other, by Craig Grossi
Hillsborough Community College Common Read Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet
Hiram College First Year Common Reading The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread, by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall
Hofstra University Common Reading “What Disability Studies Has to Offer Medical Education,” by G. Thomas Couser
Holy Names University University Common Reading Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing our Stories of Race, Culture and Identity, by Winona Gua and Priya Vulcht
Hope College “Big Read” Holland Area Community Circe, by Madeline Miller
Illinois Central College One Book One College Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Adam Grant
Illinois College Summer Common Reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education, by Matthew L. Sanders
Illinois Valley Community College One Book, One College Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and Mother’s Will to Survive,
Illinois Wesleyan University Summer Reading Program Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
Indiana University – School of Eduation Common Read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
Indiana University – School of Medicine Common Read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Indiana University Northwest One Book…One Campus…One Community  Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving
Indiana University Southeast Common Experience Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business Common Read Program The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, by Lauren Markham
Jacksonville State University JSU Reads Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
James Madison University – Honors College Common Read / PREFACE Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations, by Jonny Sun
Johns Hopkins University Common Question “What Is Democracy”  [3 essays]

• “Letter From Birmingham City Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

• “Turning Strangers into Political Friends,” by Danielle Allen

• “On the Case for Creating Science Courts,” by Zeynep Pamuk

Johnson County Community College Common Read Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig
Kalamazoo College Summer Common Reading Felix Ever After, by Kacen Callender
Kansas State University K-State Book Network’s Common Reading The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disasters Strike—and Why, by Amanda Ripley
Kean University Common Read All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto, by George M. Johnson
Kent State University Common Reading Suspended
Lansing Community College Beyond the Book Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe and
How To Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Lasell College Common Reading Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by Dave Isay
Le Moyne College Summer Common Reading Assignment Hiroshima, by John Hersey and
“Eyes,” “Old Woman,” “A friend,” “Appeal,” and “Entreaty,” by Sankichi Tōge from Hiroshima: Three Witnesses
Lenoir-Rhyne University Campus Read Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson
Lewis and Clark College Common Reading “Am I honoring those who’ve come before me?” and “Greg Archuleta and Lifeways: Cultivating resilience through education,” and “Managing cultural resources for this generation and the next,” and “Teaming up: Crow’s Shadow & Hallie Ford Museum of Art,” by Steph Littlebird
Lone Star College – University Park ReadUP! Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
Los Angeles Valley College One Book, One College Maus I, by Art Spiegelman
Louisiana State University Honors College Summer Shared Read Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Lourdes University Common Read Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
Loyola University Chicago Rambler Read Thick: And Other Essays, by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine Common Read Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Father Gregory Boyle
Loyola University Maryland Common Text Program The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
Luther College Summer Reading The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantú
Maine College of Art & Design Common Reading The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
Manchester Community College Common Read The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
Manhattanville College First-Year Common Read A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, by Daisy Hernández
Mansfield University Summer Reading They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
Marist College Common Reading How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
Maryland Institute College of Art First-Year Read Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler
Maryville University Maryville Reads Bone Broth, by Lyndsey Ellis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Reads Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Vivek H. Murthy
Medical College of Wisconsin Common Read Catastrophic Rupture: A Memoir of Healing, by K. Jane Lee
Menlo College Common Book Sharks in the Time of Saviors, by Kawai Strong Washburn
Mercer County Community College Common Book Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
Mercy College – School of Natural and Health Sciences Common Read She Danced with Lightning: My Daughter’s Struggle with Epilepsy and Her Boundless Will to Live, by Marc Palmieri
Meredith College Summer Reading Program Multimedia website on Climate Change and Climate Activism
Messiah University Common Reading Assignment The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Metropolitan Community College – Longview (MO) Common Read The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley (MO) Common Read The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine
Metropolitan State University Denver 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob
Michigan Tech Summer Reading Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Middle Tennessee State University Summer Reading Program Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time, by Andrew Forsthoefel
Midway University Common Read The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
Midwestern University Social Equity Common Read The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER, by Thomas Fisher
Minnesota State University – Moorhead One Book, One Community The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
Mississippi State University Maroon Edition—MSU Common Reading Project Suspended
Mississippi University for Women Common Reading Initiative Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas, by Alexi Pappas
Montcalm Community College MCC Reads and One Book One County The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson
Moore College of Art & Design Common Read The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen
Moorpark College One Campus, One Book Mecca, by Susan Straight
Moraine Valley Community College One Book, One College Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, by Kristen Radtke
Moravian University InFocus Summer Reading The Island of Missing Trees, by Elif Shafak
Moreno Valley College One Book, One College All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
Mount Holyoke College Common Read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Muhlenberg College Campus Reads Binti: The Complete Trilogy, by Nnedi Okorafor
Nassau Community College Common Reading Dear Freedom Writer: Stories of Hardship and Hope from the Next Generation, by Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
Nevada State College Common Read Program Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World, edited by John Freeman
New York University NYU Reads Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Norfolk State University Freshman Common Reader The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis
North Dakota State University One Book, One Community The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
North Idaho College NIC Common Reading Program: Cardinal Reads The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki and
The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
North Iowa Area Community College Common Read Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other, by Criag Grossi
Northeastern State University Common Read Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig
Northeastern University First Pages Suspended
Northern Illinois University First Year Common Reading Experience Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Northern Kentucky University Common Experience Readings Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
Northern State University Common Read Send, by Patty Blount
Northwestern University One Book, One Northwestern How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
Northwood University Omniquest Program Free to Choose: A Personal Statement, by Milton and Rose Friedman and
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Adam Grant
Norwalk Community College NCC Common Read Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology, by Rana El Kaliouby
Norwich University First Read Call Me American, by Abdi Nor Iftin
Notre Dame of Maryland University Common Reading I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan, by Khalida Brohi
Oakland Community College Academic Literacy The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Oakland University – Honors College Common Read The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd and
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with a Heart of a Hero, by Christopher McDougall
Occidental College First-Year Summer Reading Your House Will Pay, by Steph Cha
Ohio State University – Newark One Book, One Community The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America, by Elizabeth Letts
Olin College of Engineering Summer Book Program What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World, by Sara Hendren
Otterbein University Common Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Owens Community College The BIG Read What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma, by Stephanie Foo
Owensboro Community & Tech. College Common Reading In the Wild Light, by Jeff Zentner
Pennsylvania State University – Altoona Common Read Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir, by Robin Ha
Pennsylvania State University – Berks Common Reading Program Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear
Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg Penn State Harrisburg Reads Suspended
Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington First-Year Summer Reading “College Students Are Not Okay,” by Jonathan Malesic (New York Times, May 13, 2022)
Pennsylvania State University – Smeal College of Business First-Year Seminar The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations, by Robert Livingston
Piedmont Virginia Community College One Book Project The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here, by Hope Jahren
Polk State College Common Read Program American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, edited by America Ferrera
Pomona College Orientation Book We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
Princeton University Princeton Pre-Read Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena, by Jordan Salama
Providence College Common Reading Program Suspended
Purdue University Big Read Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Purdue University Northwest – Calumet Campus One Book One Community The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power, by Deirdre Mask
Ramapo College of New Jersey FYS Summer Reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
Reed College Welcome to Reed Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
Regis College Common Reading Program Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Community Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, by Joshua Davis
Rhode Island College Open Books-Open Minds The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
Rhodes College Rhodes Reads Noor, by Nnedi Okorafor
Rider University Shared Read Program Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman
Rivier University One Book, One Campus The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman
Roosevelt University – Institute for Continued Learning ICL Read The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics, by Daniel James Brown
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Common Read Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most, by Greg McKeown
Rowan College of South Jersey One Book, One College The Children’s Blizzard, by Melanie Benjamin
Roxbury Community College One Book, One Campus The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee
Russell Sage College Summer Reading The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, edited by Catherine Burns
Rutgers University, Honors College, New Brunswick Summer Reading Excerpts from Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History and Volume 3: Making Black Lives Matter at Rutgers, 1945–2020
Rutgers University, SAS Honors Program Summer Reading Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel, by Robin Sloan
Saint Joseph’s University SJU Reads What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Saint Louis University Campus Read The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy and
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Freshman Read Suspended
Saint Michael’s College Common Text The Office of Historical Corrections, by Danielle Evans
Salem State University First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) College Rules: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College, by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh
Sam Houston State University Common Reader Program Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig
San Antonio College Common Read Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
San Jose State University SJSU Reading Program All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
San Juan College One Book/One Community Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk, by Edison Eskeets and Jim Kristofic
Santa Clara University Common Reading Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
Seattle University Common Text Know My Name, by Chanel Miller
Seton Hall University Summer Reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Shepherd University Common Reading The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, by Emma Copley
Siena College Summer Reading For First Year Seminar The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
Siena Heights University Common Reading We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter, by Celeste Headlee
Simmons University First Year Read Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo
Skidmore College Summer Reading Program Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
Smith College Smith Reads The Book of Form and Emptiness, by Ruth Ozeki
Somerset Community College SCC Common Read The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
South Dakota State University Common Read Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Kareem Rosser
St. Edward’s University Common Read How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
St. Olaf College Common Read The Book of Delights: Essays, by Ross Gay
Stanford University Three Books Program An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, by Ed Yong and
Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life, by Lulu Miller and
“Animal,” directed by Cyril Dion (documentary film)
Stevens Institute of Technology First Year Reading Program The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, by Alain de Botton
Stockton University Freshman Common Reading Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
Stony Brook University First-Year Reading Suspended
SUNY Binghamton Common Read Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
SUNY Geneseo Common Summer Book Read Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
SUNY Oneonta Common Read They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
SUNY Oswego Oswego Reading Initiative Dig, by A.S. King
Susquehanna University Common Reading Program Renewal: Susquehanna University Common Reading Anthology 2022-2023                                          

• Transcript of “A Right to the City,” Smithsonian podcast Sidedoor

• “Instructions on Not Giving Up,” by Ada Limón (poem)

• Excerpt from Blue-Skinned Gods, by S.J. Sindu’s

• “Ultra-fast Fashion Is Eating the World,” by Rachel Monroe

• Excerpt from Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community, by William Burton and Barry Loveland

Sussex County Community College College Novel The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
Sweet Briar College Common Reading My Monticello, by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Texas A&M International University Common Read Failing Up: A Professor’s Odyssey of Flunking, Determination, and Hope, by Dr. Barbara Hong
Texas A&M University Common Ground Reading Initiative The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, by Alex Epstein
Texas A&M University – Commerce Book in Common Suspended
Texas A&M University – Kingsville Javelina Common Read American Panda, by Gloria Chao
Texas A&M University – San Antonio Common Reading Experience Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Texas Christian University TCU Common Reading The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline
Texas State University Common Reading Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil
The Citadel Summer Reading Program A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin
The University of Akron – Williams Honors College Summer Reading Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, by Ian Leslie
The University of Scranton Royal Reads On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed
Thomas College Common Read “Still I Rise” and “On the Pulse of Morning,” by Maya Angelou
Tougaloo College Common Read Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism, by Jelani M. Favors
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
Tulane University Tulane Reading Project Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
Tulsa Community College TCC Common Book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Union Theological Seminary EDS at Union Community Read The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of the Religious Nationalism, by Katherine Stewart
University of Alaska, Anchorage Books of the Year Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer and
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson and
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle and
Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World, by Justin Lee and
Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together by, Van Jones and
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
University of Alaska, Southeast One Campus, One Book Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change, by Bren Smith
University of Arizona, Honors Program Common Reading Program Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville One Book One Community Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Read This! The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
University of California, Berkeley On the Same Page Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu
University of California, Davis Campus Community Book Project Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment, by Zach Norris
University of California, Santa Cruz – Cowell College Summer Reading The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich
University of California, Santa Cruz – Porter College Arts of Reading Recitatif, by Toni Morrison
University of Chicago – Harris Public Policy Common Read Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado Perez
University of Colorado, Boulder Buffs One Read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
University of Delaware First Year Common Reader While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World, by Ahmed M. Badr
University of Evansville, Honors Program Common Read Experience Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, by Linda Villarosa
University of Hawaii  at Manoa Common Read Program Suspended
University of Houston – Clear Lake Common Reader Program What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
University of Idaho Common Read So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
University of Indiana – School of Education Common Read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
University of Iowa One Community, One Book An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, by Alex Kotlowitz
University of Iowa Common Reader – Interpretation of Literature Passing, by Nella Larsen
University of Kansas KU Common Books Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
University of Kansas Medical Center One Book Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, by Suleika Jaouad
University of Kentucky – College of Medicine Common Read Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
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 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
University of Maryland First Year Book All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
University of Miami One Book, One U The Water Will Come:  Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, by Jeff Goodell
University of Michigan – Dearborn Community Read All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
University of Michigan – Flint Common Read I Was Their American Dream, by Malaka Gharib
University of Michigan, Engineering Engineering Common Reading Experience Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – College of Education and Human Development CEHD Reads Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
University of Mississippi Common Reading Experience The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green
University of Missouri – Kansas City First Semester Experience Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir
University of Missouri,  Honors College Honors College One Read Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains, by Kerri Arsenault
University of Missouri, Law School Mizzou Law One Read When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom, by Asma T. Uddin
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Common Reader for FYS and SYS Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
University of North Alabama One Book Initiative The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty
University of North Carolina – Charlotte Common Reading Experience The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice, by Scott Ellsworth
University of North Dakota Common Read Rez Life, by David Treuer
University of North Texas – School of Public Health Common Reading The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore
University of Notre Dame – Glynn Family Honors Program Summer Reading Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro and
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, by Matthew Walker and
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
University of Oregon Common Reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
University of Pittsburgh – Bradford Common Read The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
University of Richmond One Book, One Richmond No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education, by Leigh Patel
University of Saint Joseph Common Read Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body, by Rebekah Taussig
University of South Alabama Common Read/Common World Initiative Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project, edited by Dave Isay
University of South Carolina First-Year Reading Experience Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
University of South Carolina Upstate PREFACE They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei
University of South Dakota – Honors Program Honors First-Year Reading Project The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Read2Achieve How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America, edited by Sara Sinclair
University of Texas at Austin – Honors Program Plan II Honors Program Where We Come From, by Oscar Cásares
University of the District of Columbia Freshman Book Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
University of Toledo Common Read Suspended
University of Tulsa Common Read Exit West, by Moshin Hamid
University of Vermont – Honors College First-Year Summer Reading Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
University of Virginia – Curry School of Education Curry Common Read Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, And In-Between, by Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi
University of Wisconsin – Madison Go Big Read How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, by Clint Smith
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Chadbourne Residential College Common Read American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, edited by America Ferrera
Utah Valley University Freshman Reading Program The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, by Anthony Ray Hinton
Vanderbilt University Commons Reading Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying), by David A. Owens
Villanova University – School of Business Read to Lead Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change, by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley
Virginia Commonwealth University Common Reading Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, by Chip Jones
Viterbo University First Year Student Common Read I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America, by Tyler Merritt
Wake Forest University Project Wake Project Wake theme is: ADAPT/CONNECT/GROW
Wartburg College Knight Reading Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Washburn University iRead HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen
Washington and Lee University First Year Read Grendel, by John Gardner
Washington State University WSU Common Reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Waubonsee Community College Common Read Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele
Wellesley College Thrive! Common Read Suspended
Wesleyan University First Year Matters Common Experience Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet: A Memoir, by Dr. Kinari Webb
West Kentucky Community & Technical College One Book Read The Book of Delights: Essays, by Ross Gay
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Reading Project Seven Signs of Life: Unforgettable Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor, by Aoife Abbey
West Virginia University Campus Read Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu
Western Carolina University One Book Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
Western Michigan University University  Common Read Win or Learn: The Naked Truth About Turning Every Rejection into Your Ultimate Success, by Harlan Cohen
Western Michigan University – School of Medicine Common Read The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir, by Michele Harper
Westminster College (MO) One Read The Big Door Prize, by M.O. Walsh
Westminster College (PA) The Next Chapter: First Year Program What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Wichita State University WSU Reads Notes from a Young Black Chef, by Kwame Onwuachi
William Woods University One Read The Big Door Prize, by M.O. Walsh
Winona State University WSU Common Book Project Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, by Ellen Forney
Winthrop University Common Book Project The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After, by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Yavapai College Rider’s Read The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune

 

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