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Archives of the WSU Common Reading Program


Book cover Ready Player One.2017 Archives

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline was the eleventh WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2017-18 academic year.


Book cover of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban.2016 Archives

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.


Book cover of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.2015 Archives

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.


Book cover of Garbology.2014 Archives

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes was the eighth WSU Common Reading book, utilized during the 2014-15 academic year.


Book cover of Being Wrong.2013 Archives

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.2012 Archives

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was the sixth WSU Common Reading book for the 2012-13 academic year.


Book cover of Physics for Future Presidents.2011 Archives

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.


Book cover of Stones into Schools.2010 Archives

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.


Book cover of Omnivore's Dilemma.2009 Archives

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.


Book cover of Stiff.2008 Archives

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.


Flu2007 Archives

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.