Some universities and colleges have a “Common Read” requirement for incoming freshmen. The chosen book becomes the catalyst for writing and discussion during orientation or throughout the year in the First-Year Seminar classes.
Here are my Top Ten from books freshmen are reading for the Fall, 2018 semester.
Have you read any of them?
- Tufts University – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- Mt Holyoke College – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
- University of Pennsylvania – The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thorton Wilder
- University of Maryland – The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Johns Hopkins University – The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It by Jo Ann Robinson
- University of Massachusetts Amherst – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
- University of Cincinnati – Radioactive by Lauren Redniss
- University of Arizona – On Trails by Robert Moor
- University of Oregon – The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
- Princeton University – Speak Freely by Keith Whittington
Click here to find your alma mater and the book freshman are reading for the Fall.