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November 10, 2017

Help the K-State Book Network select the common reading book for 2018

Submitted by Karin Westman

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"The Hunger Games" in 2010, "Zeitoun" in 2011, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" in 2012, "Ready Player One" in 2013, "The Ghost Map" in 2014, "The Other Wes Moore" in 2015, "Spare Parts" in 2016, and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" in 2017: What will be the common reading book in 2018?

K-State Book Network, or KSBN, the all-university reading program, selects a common book for the academic year and coordinates classroom and campus activities to correspond with the reading. As part of K-State First, KSBN provides incoming students with a shared academic experience that they can discuss with professors, staff, administrators, and other students when they arrive on campus.

The KSBN Book Selection Committee — comprised of 48 students, staff, administrators, and faculty — has spent the last six months reading 27 books and has narrowed the list down to three finalists:

  • "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
  • "In Order to Live" by Yeonmi Park
  • "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

We would like your help selecting the 2018 university common book.

Visit the KSBN webpage for 2018 to read about these three finalists that have been chosen for consideration and offer your feedback by Friday, Nov. 24.

The Book Selection Committee looks forward to your response!

More information about KSBN is available at the KSBN website. More information about K-State First, the university's first-year experience program, is available at the K-State First website.