Academic | Reading Programs

The following titles were adopted by schools for First Year Experience and Campus-Wide Reading programs.

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Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B. Du Bois
Bryant University, Carthage College, University of Richmond

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier
Florida Gulf Coast University

Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Montana State

Tortilla Curtain, The
T.C. Boyle
Northern Michigan University, Penn State, University of Iowa, University of Missouri

Twelve Caesars, The
Reed College

Three Theban Plays
St. Ambrose University


Northwestern University

Sacred Heart University

Titus Andronicus
UC Riverside

Richard II
University of Michigan

University of Richmond

Pact, The
Sampson Davis
Montgomery College, Rutgers University, Thornton High School, William Paterson University

Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine
Villanova University

Getting to Yes
Roger Fisher
University of Pennsylvania

Bargaining for Advantage
Richard G. Shell
University of Pennsylvania

R.K. Narayan
University of Minnesota

Ordinary Man, An
Paul Rusesabagina
Stonehill College

Human Natures
Paul R. Erlich
UC San Diego

Franz Kafka
University of Arizona

Long Way Down
Nick Hornby
Lakeland College

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Neil Postman
Penn Valley Community College

Finding Mañana
Mirta Ojito
University of Central Florida, Wagner College

The Soul of a Chef
Michael Ruhlman
Case Western

Omnivore's Dilemma, The
Michael Pollan
Siena College

Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism
Max Weber

Gently Down the Stream
Matt Weinstein
Northwest Vista College

Leslie Marmon Silko
Santa Rosa Junior College

Death of Ivan Ilyich
Leo Tolstory
University of Florida

Free Culture
Lawrence Lessig
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Texas - Austin

Crazy Horse
Larry McMurtry
Texas Tech

Kite Runner, The
Khaled Hosseini
Cal State University East Bay, Central Methodist University, Chaffey College, Drury University, Duke University, Fairfield Prep School, Hamline, Harrisburg Area Community College, Henderson State, Howard Community College, Humboldt State, Lenoir-Rhyne College, New Hampshire Community College, New Mexico State, Pennsylvania State Berks, San Jose State University, Springfield College, St. Michael's College, Stanford University, SUNY Purchase, Syracuse University, Texas A & M, Truman State University, University of Texas - Arlington, University of Alabama Birmingham, Wentworth Institute of Technology, York College

Lost Daughters of China, The
Karin Evans
Bryant College

Junot Díaz
Manatee Community College

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Elmira College

Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation
John Philip Santos
University of Texas - San Antonio

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins
Wagner College

Face of Battle
John Keegan
U.S. Military Academy

Ways of Seeing
John Berger
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Color of Water
James McBride
Elizabethtown College, Quinnipiac University, SUNY - Old Westbury

Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man
James Joyce
Salve Regina University

Age of Iron
J.M. Coetzee
University of Richmond

Odyssey, The
Crossroads Prep School, Ohio State University, Point Park University, Sacred Heart University, St. Agnes Prep Academy, University of St. Thomas - Houston

Three Theban Plays
UC Irvine

Letters to a Young Brother
Hill Harper
Virginia State University

Life on the Color Line
Gregory Howard Williams
Louisiana State University, Skidmore College, Southern University

Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
College of Charleston

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Friedrich Nietzsche

Last American Man, The
Elizabeth Gilbert
University of Massachusetts - Lowell

House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
University of Richmond

Real College
Douglas Stone
Babson College, Northern Arizona University, Truman State University, Western Washington University

Danzy Senna
James Madison University

Brutal Imagination
Cornelius Eady

Eight Habits of the Heart
Clifton L. Taulbert
Oral Roberts University

Bread and Roses
Bruce Watson
University of Houston

Barbara Freese
Lindenwood University

Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller
U.S. Military Academy

Koran, The
Butler University

Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
Indiana State University

In the Name of Identity
Amin Maalouf
Quinnipiac University

Democracy in America
Alexis de Tocqueville
UC Irvine

Federalist Papers, The
Alexander Hamilton
University of Texas - El Paso

The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
Boston University

Monster Careers
Jeffrey Taylor
Katharine Gibbs

Lan Samantha Chang
Marquette University

Epic of Gilgamesh
Penn State, Ursinus College

Penguin Ghandi Reader, The
Mohandas K. Gandhi
University of Richmond



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