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First Year Experience/Common Reading Reading List

Below, we're showcasing key books that are suitable for use in First Year Experience/Common Reading programs.

Our list covers books in a range of subject areas including fictional works with a unique perspective, memoir/biography works, books on social justice and activism, and society and culture.

To request a desk copy, please click on a title and follow the "Request Desk Copy" prompts. 

Featured Publishers Include: (click on publisher name to view book list)

Apollo Publishers

Bellevue Literary Press

Bristol University Press/Policy Press

Brookings Institution Press

Coach House Books

Europa Editions

Fordham University Press

Greystone Books

Grove Atlantic

Haymarket Books

Icon Books

IdeaPress Publishing

Keylight Books

Manchester University Press

Milkweed Editions

New Society Publishers

New York University Press

Restless Books

Sarabande Books

Spiegel & Grau

Street Noise Books

The New Press

Transit Books

University of California Press

Windhorse Publications