Past Books

Previous Reading Selections

2022 "How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith

2021  "The Story of More" by Hope Jahren

2020  "The Line Becomes a River" by Francisco Cantu

2019  "Rising Out of Hatred" by Eli Saslow

2018 "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas 

2017 "The Big Thirst" by Charles Fishman

2016 "True American" by Anand Giridharadas  

2015 "Freedom Summer" by Bruce Watson

2014 "The Good Soldiers" by David Finkel

2013 "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel

2012 "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer

2011 "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones

2010 "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

2009 "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

2008 "Longitude" by Dava Sobel

2007 "Jewel" by Bret Lott 

2006 "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" by Geraldine Brooks

2005 "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze" by Peter Hessler.

2004 "Middle Passage" by Dr. Charles Johnson

2003 "Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins" by Steve Olson

2002 "Everything You Think You Know About Politics...And Why You Are Wrong" by Kathleen Hall Jamieson