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2008
The following titles were adopted by schools for First Year Experience and Campus-Wide Reading programs.

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1984
George Orwell
Bowling Green State University, Saint Joseph's College

A Whole New Mind
Daniel H. Pink
Cumberland University, Texas State University - San Marcos

All Over Creation
Ruth L. Ozeki
Broward CC

An Ordinary Man
Paul Rusesabagina
University of Minnesota

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Dinaw Mengestu
Bethune-Cookman College, Earlham College

Catching the Big Fish
David Lynch
Columbus High School, Middlesex School

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
Kalamazoo College, Rider University, Whittier College

Caucasia
Danzy Senna
Mt. Holyoke

City of Thieves
David Benioff
Whittier College

The Color Of Water
James McBride
Central Florida Community College, Lyndon State College, Trinity Christian College

Death Of A Salesman
Arthur Miller
Bellevue College

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
ZZ Packer
Stanford University

Drown
Junot Díaz
Hunter College

Ethics For The New Millennium
Dalai Lama
University of California - Santa Barbara

Golden Road
Caille Millner
Bethune-Cookman College

Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky
University of Houston

The Holy Bible
Anonymous
Lewis and Clark College

Identity Lessons
Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan, editors
Chattahoochee Valley College

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Farleigh Dickinson University, Kent State University, Mount Union College, Rollins College, University of New Haven, Valparaiso University

Last Night at the Lobster
Stewart O'Nan
Clarkson University

Life Is So Good
George Dawson, Richard Glaubman
United States Coast Guard Academy

Listening Is An Act Of Love
Dave Isay, editor
Butler University, St. Louis Community College, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

My Freshman Year
Rebekah Nathan
East Carolina University, Towson University, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Native Speaker
Chang-Rae Lee
University of California Riverside

Nowhere Else On Earth
Josephine Humphreys
Guilford Tech CC

The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan
Beloit, California State University, Colgate University, Keene State, Transylvania University, University of Wisconsin -Waukesha

On Beauty
Zadie Smith
University of Wisconsin

Paradise
Toni Morrison
University of California Riverside

People Of The Book
Geraldine Brooks
Kalamazoo College

The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd
Fayetteville State

The Shadow Of The Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Northern Michigan University

Smashed
Koren Zailckas
Western Illinois University

Something To Declare
Julia Alvarez
University of Central Florida

Speaking Of Faith
Krista Tippett
St. John's University

The Pact
Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Lisa Frazier Page
St. Catherine College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Portable Dante
Dante Alighieri
University of California-San Diego

The Tattooed Soldier
Héctor Tobar
California State University - Los Angeles

Three Cups Of Tea
Greg Mortenson
Adams State College, Augustana College, Boise State University, Cal Poly, California State - Chico, Christopher Newport University, Clearview Regional High School, Colby-Sawyer College, College of Southern Idaho, Colorado Mountain College, Concordia College, Edison Community College, Elms College, Fairfield University, Ferrum College, Flathead Valley Community College, Fort Lewis College, Franklin Pierce University, Hanover College, Kennesaw State, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Michigan Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Montana State, North Dakota State University, Northeastern University, Rice University , Rockford College, Rocky Mountain College, Rutgers University, Saint Louis University, San Diego State University, Seattle University, Simmons College, Simpson College, Stonehill College, Thomas College, Thomas University, Trinity University, University of California, University of Florida- Gainsville, University of Idaho, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Montana, University of North Carolina, University of San Francisco, University of Saint Francis, University of Sioux Falls, University of Washington, Wagner College, Washburn University, Washington State University, West Chester University, Whitworth University

Tortilla Curtain
T.C. Boyle
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Twenty Chickens For A Saddle
Robyn Scott
University of Alabama

We Are All The Same
Jim Wooten
Boston College, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

When Heaven And Earth Changed Places
Le Ly Hayslip and Jay Wurts
University of California Riverside

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters
Alan S. Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa
California State- Los Angeles

 

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