Help Pick Kansas State University's 2013 Common Book!

K-State Book Network (KSBN) is an all university reading program that selects a common book for the academic year and coordinates exciting classroom and campus activities to correspond with the reading.

The KSBN Book Selection Committee, comprised of students, staff, administrators, and faculty, has spent the last six months reading books and has narrowed the list down to five finalists. We would like your help selecting the 2013 university common book. 

Below are the five finalists that have been chosen for consideration.  

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Ernest Cline

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness

Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez… (more)

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place...(more) Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think....(more)
   

Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan

 

Three interweaving stories of love, loss and family unfold in a small town in Appalachia...(more)

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since...(more)