Main Menu

Past Selections

2024-2025 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Common Reading Program.

Special thanks to the Shepherd University Foundation for their long-standing support of this program.

These are our past selections:

book cover for No visible bruises2023-2024

Rachel Louise Snyder spoke at Shepherd University on November 8, 2023. You can view a recording of her talk here


Emma Copley Eisenberg spoke at Shepherd on Nov. 5, 2022; you can view a recording of that talk here. She also participated in a virtual conversation with us on Sept. 25, 2022, which you can view here.




Jeanne Marie Laskas visited Shepherd University in November 2019 to talk about her work as a journalist, the work of Dr. Bennett Omalu, and the brain disease, CTE. Watch her interview (with Shepherd staff writer, Cecelia Mason) here:


Hyeonseo Lee visited Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV in October 2018 to discuss her life as a North Korean refugee and defector. Watch her presentation here:



alonetogether  2015-2016

malala 2014-2015

pancake 2013-2014

The_Immortal_Life_Henrietta_Lacks_(cover) 2012-2013

believe 2011-2012

etcoff 2010-2011

kingsolver 2009-2010

persepolis 2008-2009

gates 2007-2008