Past Authors

Below is a list of authors and their books that have been part of the Common Read Project.

  • 2016: Sandra Steingraber: Living Downstream
  • 2015: David Mas Masumoto: Epitaph for a Peach
  • 2014: B. Lynn Ingram's and France Malamud-Roam: The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow
  • 2013: Garret Keizer: The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want
  • 2012: Laura Cunningham: A State of Change
  • 2011: Allen Christenson: Popol Vlih: The Sacred Book of the Maya
  • 2010: Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 2009: Alan Weisman: The World Without Us
  • 2008: Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • 2007: Anne Fadiman:  The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
  • 2006: Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower