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Summer Reading: 2017-2018 Common Read Nominees

July 7, 2016

A rustic wooden chair is set on a small plywood platform placed on a green lawn and backed by an immense, cloudy sky.
One of the titles nominated for the 2017-2018 Freshman Common Reading at CSUN.


Nominations for the 2017-2018 Freshman Common Reading closed on July 1, 2016. We've got a Selection Committee (all volunteers, and all from CSUN) set to start reading. Join us: read with us. If you want to share your opinions publicly, please submit a post on the Common Read blog. (It's moderated; only CSUN students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alums can post.)

Here are the fifteen titles we'll be choosing from:

Unhappy with all fifteen? Unimaginable. But if that's the case: it's never too early to nominate a title for 2018-2019.  We'll undoubtedly be using some version of the current selection criteria to choose books next summer, so you should take a look at them before you nominate a title of your own. All members of the CSUN community are welcome to nominate titles.