Common Book

Clarion University: Common Read

Common reading programs, also known by authors, publishers, and schools as the First-Year Reading Experience, offer a dynamic educational experience and bonding opportunity for new students. Colleges and universities choose one book for its first-year class to read the summer before the students arrive on campus and develop a unique curriculum to tackle the topics and themes of each book, often culminating in a much-anticipated visit from the author.

 Common Read 2019: Falter


The Common Book Committee is accepting recommendations for the 2020 Common Book.  When making recommendations, please consider the book's applicability across disciplines, reading level, and relatability for a variety of audiences. Great books may help develop readers as a "Citizen Scientist," like 2019's Common Read Falter.  This means that the book develops people with average knowledge of the content into more informed citizens.  Book recommendations might help to develop Citizen Historians, Citizen Social Scientists, Citizen Artists, etc.  If you have a book you would like to recommend, please use the form below.

Common Book Recommendation Form

Last Updated 8/2/19