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November 3, 2015

Help the K-State Book Network select the common reading book for 2016

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, and "The Other Wes Moore" in 2015: What will be the common reading book in 2016?

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 46 students, staff, administrators, and faculty — has spent the last six months reading 23 books and has narrowed the list down to three finalists:

"Spare Parts" by Joshua Davis
"Station 11" by Emily St. John Mandel
"The Good Food Revolution" by Charles Wilson and Will Allen

We would like your help selecting the 2016 university common book.

Visit the KSBN Web page to read about these three finalists that have been chosen for consideration and offer your feedback by Monday, Nov. 16.

The Book Selection Committee looks forward to your response!

Read more information about KSBN or more information about K-State First, the university's first-year experience program.