Help the Common Text Committee Select the 2015-2016 book

Remember library summer reading programs? Here is your chance to bring back the fun, help the common text committee select the 2015-16 book, and be entered in a drawing to win great prizes, including a $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card.


The common text committee read more than a dozen selections recommended by members of the University community, and decided upon four finalists. They are One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.  Two of these titles may seem familiar from last summer.  You have between now and Sunday, August 24 to read the books and complete a brief survey.  Please read as many of the texts as possible before filling out the survey at

These books are widely available on reserve at Dunbar Library (ask at the 1st floor desk for “common text reserves”), local book stores, your public library, and through OhioLink and SearchOhio.

Thank you for being part of the common text selection process.  If you would like to nominate a title for the common text, please use this online form:

Happy Reading!