Academic | Reading Programs

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

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Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
Fayetteville State University

Blessed Unrest
Paul Hawken
Salve Regina University

Body of Work
Christine Montross
Medical University of South Carolina

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The
Junot Díaz
Tulane, Brandeis University, Duke University, Western Michigan University

Children of Jihad
Jared Cohen
Framingham State College

Chris Farley Show, The
Tom Farley, Jr.
Edgewood College

Closing Time
Joe Queenan
Philadelphia University

Mark Kurlansky
Keene State College

Color of Water, The
James McBride
Southern Vermont College, University of Kentucky

Eight Habits of the Heart
Clifton L. Taulbert
University of Tulsa

End of Poverty, The
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Barry University

Ethics for the New Millenium (customized)
Dalai Lama
UC Santa Barbara

Everything Bad is Good For You
Steven Johnson
Temple University

Gang Leader for a Day
Sudhir Venkatesh
Kutztown, Marian University, Montana State

Grapes of Wrath, The (customized)
John Steinbeck

Growing Up (customized)
Russell Baker
Winthrop University

How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?
Moustafa Bayoumi
CUNY Brooklyn, Johnson State College

How Starbucks Changed My Life
Michael Gates Gill
Middle Tennessee State

In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan
University of Texas, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joy Luck Club, The
Amy Tan
Old Dominion University

Kite Runner, The
Khaled Hosseini
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Palo Verde College

Lakota Way
Joseph M. Marshall III
Dickinson State University, Emerson College

Last American Man, The
Elizabeth Gilbert
Roanoke College

Last Night at the Lobster
Stewart O'Nan
Bryant University

Letters to a Young Brother
Hill Harper
Saint Augustine

Letters to a Young Sister
Hill Harper
St. Augustine, Fort Valley State University

Liar's Club, The
Mary Karr
Angelo State University

Listening is an Act of Love
Dave Isay
Butler University, Endicott College, Salem State College, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, UNC Charlotte, University of Toledo

Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Franz Kafka
St. Michael's College

Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan
Belmont University, Benedictine University, Boston University, Indiana University- Southeast, Marymount Manhattan College, Washington State, Western Washington University

Omnivore's Dilemma (customized)
Michael Pollan
UC Berkeley

Only a Theory
Kenneth R. Miller
University of Cincinnati

Ordinary Man, An
Paul Rusesabagina
Berry College

Pact, The
Sampson Davis
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Rooftops of Tehran
Mahbod Seraji

Secret Scripture, The
Sebastian Barry

Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Miami Dade College

Soloist, The
Steve Lopez
California Lutheran, California State University at Long Beach, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Cal State-Chico, Cal State-Northridge, Chapman University, Chicago School of Professional Psyhcology, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Johnson County Community College, Los Angeles City College, Michigan State, Middlesex Community College, Montana State, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, University at Buffalo, UT Tyler, Penn State

Song Yet Sung
James McBride
Washington College

Stealing Buddha's Dinner
Bich Minh Nguyen
De Anza College, Purdue University

The Lazarus Project
Aleksandar Hemon
Earlham College

Thousand Splendid Suns, A
Khaled Hosseini
University of Missouri, West Texas A&M University

Three Cups Of Tea
Greg Mortenson
Appalachain State, Arcadia University, Augustana College, Chaffey Community College, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State, Cumberland University, Drew Uniiversity, Duquesne University, East Carolina university, Florida Gulf Coast University, Graceland University, Grand View College, Green River Community College, Holy Cross, Illinois Wesleyan University, Loyola University, North Caroline State, Ohio State, Principia College, Quinnipiac University, Rutgers University, Sierra Nevada College, St. John's, SUNY Oswego, University of Bridgeport, University of Northern Colorado, Viterbo University, Whitworth University, Wright State

Tortilla Curtain
T.C. Boyle
Ellsworth Commuity College

Whole New Mind, A
Daniel H. Pink
Texas State- San Marcos, University of North Florida

Wordy Shipmates, The
Sarah Vowell
Medaille College



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