Archives of the WSU Common Reading Program
In this section of our website, you can find archives of information on the books and associated events, programming, and teaching resources for previous years’ common readings.
2020 Archives (coming soon)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah was the fourteenth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2020-21 academic year.
2019 Archives (coming soon)
Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World, by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier was the thirteenth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2019-20 academic year.
2018 Archives (coming soon)
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything, by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith was the twelfth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2018-19 academic year.
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline was the eleventh WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2017-18 academic year.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb was the tenth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2016-17 academic year.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson was the ninth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2015-16 academic year.
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes was the eighth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2014-15 academic year.
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz was selected as the WSU Common Reading book for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was the sixth WSU Common Reading book for the 2012-13 academic year.
Physics for Future Presdients: The Science behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller was chosen as the fifth WSU Common Reading book for the 2011-12 academic year.
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, not Bombs by Greg Mortenson was chosen as the fourth WSU Common Reading book for the 2010-11 academic year.
Omnivore’s Dilemma: A History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan was chosen as the third WSU Common Reading book for the 2009-10 academic year.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach was selected as the second WSU Common Reading book for the 2008-09 academic year.
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Gina Kolata was the first WSU Common Reading book for the 2007-08 academic year.