Glimmer of Hope and discussions surrounding the text and the issues the text covers may be hard for students to navigate. Wartburg's counseling services are a valuable resource for those that need someone to talk with further.
A common 1Y reading program began at Wartburg College in 2003, although it wasn't officially called “Readings in Common” until 2005. It was renamed "Knight Reading" in 2015.
Recent books are listed below.
2018-19 Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
2017-18Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction, Scott H. Hendrix
2016-17 I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
2015-16 The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore
2014-15 Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
2013-14 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
2012-13An Ordinary Man, Paul Rusesabagina
2011-12 The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
2010-11 Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
2009-10 Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
2008-09 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
2007-08 Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
2006-07 The Chosen, Chaim Potok
2005-06 Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
2004-05 A Hope in the Unseen, Ron Suskind
2003-04 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling