Most colleges have a common reading experience for all freshmen. Listed below are colleges that offer these programs and the 2019 books, if selected. The websites of the programs can give you an idea of how the program works at your college and past selections. This list will be updated as titles are announced. There is currently a display in the library of recent and popular past choices.
Allegheny College Allegheny Listens Common Read: Tales of Two Americas, Stories of Inequality and a Divided Nation by John Freeman.
Auburn University Common Book: TBD
Baylor University Honors Freshman Read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacob
Brown University First Reading: TBD
Bucknell University First Year Common Reading: *Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
College of Charleston The College Reads!: Rising out of Hatred by Eli Saslow
Colorado College Common Read: TBD
Davidson College: Common Reading Book: TBD
Duke University Common Experience: TBD
East Carolina University Pirate Read: TBD
Elon University Common Reading: TBD
Emory University Integrity Project: *I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai.
Florida International University Common Reading:
George Mason Mason Reads: TBD
George Washington University First Chapter: TBD
Goucher College Summer Reading Selection: Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli.
Guilford College Common Read: *In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero.
Hampton University Read In: One Turn Around the Sun by Tim Seibles.
Liberty University Summer Reading Challenge
LSU Shared Read: TBD
Miami University Summer Reading: One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture by Stephanie Anderson.
Mount Holyoke College Common Read: TBD
North Carolina State University Common Reading: *Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
Northeastern University First Pages: TBD
Princeton University Pre Read: TBD
Seton Hall Summer Reading: TBD
Sewanee College Common Book: TBD
Stanford University Common Reading: TBD
VCU Common Read: Evicted, Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.
Virginia Tech Common Book: TBD
Wake Forest Project Wake: Choose from many books on the list. The following are available at the JHS Library: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Turtles All the Way Down by John Green; The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo; Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell; Lab Girl by Kate Lahren;Into the Wild by John Krakauer; Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward;
William and Mary Arts & Sciences Common Read: There There by Tommy Orange.
University of Alabama Honors College Common Book: TBD
University of Central Florida Common Read:
University of Lynchburg Common Reading: TBD
University of Mary Washington Common Read: TBD
University of Maryland First Year Book: TBD
UNC Chapel Hill Summer Reading Program: TBD
University of Richmond One Book One Richmond: TBD
University of South Carolina First Year Reading Experience: TBD
UVA College of Engineering Common Reading Experience: TBD
Vanderbilt University Common Reading: TBD
Winthrop University Common Book: TBD