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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
  • 2017-18 Martin 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
  • 2012-13   An 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

Knight Reading (Reading in Common), 2019-2020



Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. As stated on the Penguin Random House website, "Glimmer of Hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history." 

Glimmer of Hope was written by Adam Alhanti, Dylan Baierlein, John Barnitt, Alfonso Calderon, Sarah Chadwick, Jaclyn Corin, Matt Deitsch, Ryan Deitsch, Sam Deitsch, Brendan Duff, Emma González, Chris Grady, David Hogg, Lauren Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jammal Lemy, Charlie Mirsky, Kyrah Simon, Delaney Tarr, Bradley Thornton, Kevin Trejos, Naomi Wadler, Sofie Whitney, Daniel Williams, and Alex Wind.

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