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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.


Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How it Changes Us by Dr. Brian Klaas

Dig by A.S. King


Shrill by Lindy West

Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli

What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha

There There by Tommy Orange

Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández


City of Thieves by David Benioff

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

The Round House by Louise Erdrich 

We Are Completely Beside Ourself by Karen Joy Fowler

Outcasts United by Warren St. John


Bombingham by Anthony Grooms

Field Notes by Elizabeth Kolbert

Persepolis by Marjane Satapi

The Learners by Chip Kidd


Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods



Haven by Ruth Gruber

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder