Past Common Reading Books

The 2016 Common Reading Experience selection is  High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Dr. Carl Hart.

Past common readings include:

  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (2015)
  • Here, Bullet by Brian Turner (2014)
  • The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen (2013)
  • A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri (2012)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2011)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (2010)
  • Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (2009)
  • Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley (2008)
  • Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival by Jen Marlowe, Aisha Bain, and Adam Shapiro (2007)
  • Confluence: A River, The Environment, Politics & The Fate of All Humanity by Nathaniel Tripp (2006)
  • West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary (2005)
  • Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James Houston (2004)
  • The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman (2003)
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (2002)
  • An American Story by Debra Dickerson (2001)
  • A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind (1999 & 2000)
  • The Other Side of the River by Alex Kotlowitz (1998)
  • Life on the Color Line by Gregory Williams (1997)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1996)
  • Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol (1995)
  • Black Ice by Lorene Cary (1994)
  • A Typical American by Gish Jen (1993)
  • Linden Hills by Gloria R. Naylor (1992)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1991)