Books For First Year and Common Reading Programs

Gathered here is a collection of topical titles that will stimulate conversation and critical thinking while engaging students in full discussions of timely, popular subjects. We proudly present you with a list of thought-provoking books ideal for freshman-year reading and first-year seminars. To read sample chapters or watch author interviews click below on the corresponding book cover:






Books on Education





To request an examination copy, please visit /exam for further instructions or email with the subject "Exam request for first year reading."

If you have selected one of these books for your freshman reading program and would like to order copies for your students, your bookstore may direct their order to: Lanora Haradon

Institutions interested in purchasing bulk quantities of these books for student giveaways should contact: Lanora Haradon

Many of our authors are available for speaking engagements on campuses where our books have been adopted for course use. For more information e-mail:

If you have any questions about using our titles for course use, please contact: