uconn_reads_logo_new2In the fall of 2011, the University of Connecticut introduced UConn Reads, a common reading program that invites the University community to join in a book discussion which culminates with the author of the chosen book holding an open discussion/lecture about their work.



UConn Reads: Current and Previous Selections

2017-2018 (Immigration and Refugees)
The Refugees
by Viet Thanh Nguyen

2016-2017  (Religion in America)
Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
by Eboo Patel

2015-2016 (Race in America)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
by Michelle Alexander

2014-2015 (“A Book that Changed My Life”)
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 
by Michael Pollan

2013-14 (World Literature)
by Marjane Satrapi

2012-13 (Classic Literature)
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2011-12 (Inaugural Year)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn