About the Book in Common Project

The Book in Common is a shared, community read, designed to promote discussion and understanding of important issues facing the broader community. The Book in Common is chosen each year by a group of university faculty and staff and community members. The 2017-2018 Book in Common is A Deadly Wandering, by Matt Richtel.

Past community reads include The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba, Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Unquenchable by Robert Glennon, The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson, and last year's book in common, My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem.  As in past years, Butte College, Chico State, the City and County have sponsored a variety of events: panel discussions, lectures, and other public events, in celebration of the Book in Common.

Book in Common Calendar

Previous Books in Common