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Past selections

Each summer the ORI committee selects the book for the coming academic year's reading initiative. Past selections are listed below.

2016

Outcasts United by Warren St. John

2015

We Are Completely Beside Ourself by Karen Joy Fowler

2014

The Round House by Louise Erdrich 

2013

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

2012

City of Thieves by David Benioff

2011

Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods

2010

The Learners by Chip Kidd

2009

Persepolis by Marjane Satapi 

2008

Field Notes by Elizabeth Kolbert 

2007

Bombingham by Anthony Grooms

2006

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

2005

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

2004

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

2003

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

2002

Haven by Ruth Gruber