Deadline Dec. 13 for 2014-15 common reading nominations

Comm-read-Being-wrong-cover-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Read a good book lately? Nominations for the 2014-15 common reading book at Washington State University Pullman are welcome from the WSU and larger communities through Friday, Dec. 13.

Suggestions about what makes a good common reading and lists of books nominated in recent years are on the website at, as are an online submission form and other information.

Thousands of first-year students use the book, which is intended to inspire thought-provoking academic discussion among students and between students and faculty.

Following thorough evaluations by faculty, staff and students on the review committee, a short of list of top contenders is submitted to university administration for the final selection.

“Each year dozens of outstanding books are nominated, and the review committee and I are delighted by the breadth of subjects they cover,” said Susan Poch, common reading program co-director. She has led the process for seven years.

Nominations will be for the eighth common reading book. The current book is “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” by Kathryn Schulz.

Common reading topics inspire class discussions and guest presentations by research faculty and other experts at the popular Common Reading Tuesdays series. An invited lecture brings to campus the book author and other special guests to discuss the book in greater detail with students.



Susan Poch, Common Reading Program, WSU Offiice of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6037,

Beverly Makhani, communications, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679,