Academic | Reading Programs

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

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All Over Creation
Ruth Ozeki
California Polytechnic

Big Fish
Daniel Wallace
Guilford College

The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison
John Carroll University

Danzy Senna
James Madison, York

Color of Water
James McBride
Ball State University, Bethel, Chemetka CC, Quinnipiac University, University of South Carolina at Aiken

Conquest of New Spain
Bernal Diaz del Castillo
UC Irvine

The Crucible
Arthur Miller
University of Colorado

Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller
Spring Hill College

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
ZZ Packer
San Jose State University

Titus Andronicus
UC Riverside

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

Everything Bad is Good for You
Steven Johnson

Thomas E. Ricks
Texas A&M University

The Ghost Map
Steven Johnson
Clemson University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
University of Wisconsin - Richland

Richard Layard
Montana State University

How to Be Good
Nick Hornby
Southern Methodist University

Kite Runner, The
Khaled Hosseini
Armstrong Atlantic University, Caldwell Community College, Drury, Florida Gulf Coast, Hanover College, Humboldt State University, Kingsborough Community College, Miami Dade College, Niagara University, Nichols College (MA), Pacific University, Simpson College (IA), Southern New Hampshire, UNC-Wilmington, University of North Dakota, Valencia Community College, William Paterson University, Woodland Community College

Nuruddin Farah
Georgetown University

Lakota Way, The
Joseph M. Marshall, III
Western Michigan University

Last Days of Socrates
Montana State University

Dava Sobel
UC San Diego

Lost Mountain
Erik Reece
Indiana University-Kokomo, Northern Kentucky University

Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards
Boston College

My Freshman Year
Rebekah Nathan
Edinboro University of PA, Texas A&M University

The Odyssey
University of St. Thomas

Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan
Edgewood College, SUNY Albany

On Beauty
Zadie Smith
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ordinary Man, An
Paul Rusesabagina
Middle Tennessee State, University of Missouri

The Pact
Sampson Davis
William Paterson University

The Pickup
Nadine Gordimer
Cornell University

The Planets
Dava Sobel
Peace College of Raleigh

Protagoras and Meno
UC San Diego

Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd
Chemetka CC

Shackleton's Way
Margot Morrell
Slippery Rock University (PA)

Something to Declare (Plume)
Julia Alvarez
Murray State, University of Central Florida

Stealing Buddha's Dinner
Bich Minh Nguyen
Hope College

Ohio State University

Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson
UNC Charlotte, University of Idaho, University of Montana, Wartburg College

Twelve Caesars
Reed College

Under the Feet of Jesus
Helena Maria Viramontes
Otterbein College

A Whole New Mind
Daniel H. Pink
Ringling College of Art & Design



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