Nominate a Book

All WSU community members, students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome to propose nominations for a "Common Book" selection for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Common Book should be:

  • Engaging
  • Challenging
  • Teachable
  • Interdisciplinary

The author of the book should be:

  • Available
  • Affordable
  • Willing to work with WSU students

The selection will be taught in a number of WSU classes, including many sections of ENG 111: College Reading and Writing. Related programming may include campus visits by the author or other keynote speakers, panel discussions among faculty and community experts, and film screenings.

Nominations that address the yearly University Theme are particularly encouraged.

If you wish to nominate a book for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact April Herndon at