About the Program

Students reading Ready Player one

Through the SHSU Common Reader program, students are provided with the annually selected book and faculty participate in curriculum development workshops to expand the reach of common intellectual experiences. First-year students receive their copy as a summer reading assignment during orientation sessions. Faculty and staff develop and present scholarly dialogues about complex subjects through coursework and through co-curricular scholarships and events at the biannual Author’s Forum. Student’s experience a common campus-wide cross-disciplinary conversation designed to enhance critical thinking about complex subjects.

Our Mission

The mission of the SHSU Common Reading Program is to create a common academic/intellectual experience, facilitate a campus-wide cross-disciplinary conversation, and enhance the community among students, faculty, and staff.

For more information on the SHSU Common Reading Program, contact Kay Angrove at 936.294.3422 or kangrove@shsu.edu.

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Past Common Readers

2017-2018: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen
2016-2017: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield 
2015-2016: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
2014-2015: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2013-2014: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
2012-2013: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2011-2012: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
2010-2011: China's Son by Da Chen
2009-2010: The Fly in the Ointment by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
2008-2009: Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf