Common Read

Starting Fall 2014, a new college - wide common reading program will be launched at Clark College. This First Year Experience (FYE) initiative, is aimed at new students, but will also be promoted throughout the campus. Across the nation, college - wide reading programs integrate one book and its themes into coursework, events and activities to build community via shared intellectual experiences. The chosen text will be used for two academic years, and faculty will be encouraged to use the book in their coursework.

Timeline of the First Common Read:

These 6 books are options for the common read book for 2014-16:

You are invited to read any or all of these books, which can be checked out from the Clark College library on a 3 day reserve from First Year Experience.


The Common Read Selection Survey is now closed. We thank you for participating and sharing your feedback.


For further information about the First Year Experience or the Common Read, contact Janette Clay at or 360-992-2618.