Thank you for your interest in nominating a book for the Common Reading Experience. Nominations for the 2017 selection are now being accepted. We encourage you to suggest a book for the next UM Common Reading Experience. Read below to find out more about the process and the qualities we are looking for in nominations.
Book Selection Process
The 2017 Common Reading Experience Book Selection Subcommittee will meet from October 2016 through January 2017 in order to nominate a book to the Common Reading Experience Committee. We are interested in receiving book ideas from as many people as possible. Please feel free to suggest a book by completing the form below. Every nomination will be considered by the subcommittee. If you have questions or suggestions on the process, please contact Book Selection Subcommittee co-chairs Leslie Banahan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Kirk Johnson, Associate Professor of African American Studies (email@example.com).
A desirable book for the Common Reading Experience will have many of these qualities:
– less than 400 pages
– available in paperback format
– accessible to students at all levels
– accessible to community readers
– multiple themes which are applicable to many disciplines
– published in the last 5 years
– written by a living author
– written by an author available to speak on campus in the fall of 2016
– written by an author available to interact with students on campus in the fall of 2016
Thank you for your interest in the Common Reading selection. We appreciate your suggestions.