The History

About the History of the Common Reading Experience

The Common Reading Experience began in 2013 with a focus primarily on freshman students, introducing them to university life--and to each other--by having them read a common book. The program has since expanded into a broader initiative to promote reading among students, faculty, administration, and staff across AUC. Over the years, we have read some incredible books as a community, including CandygirlBig DataBetween the World and Me, and Fahrenheit 451.