MHC Common Reads

I often read what the college is reading that year – usually very interesting books.   Bonnie

2018 -“Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
2017 – “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine
2016 – “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2015 – “Americanah” by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
2014 – “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman
2013 – “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz
2012 – “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri
2011 – “Half the Sky” by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
2010 – no book chosen; articles and essays related to food:
2009 – “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman
2008 – “Caucasia” by Danzy Senna
2007 – “Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change” by Elizabeth Kolbert
2006 – “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder
2005 – “My Year of Meats” by Ruth Ozeki 
2004 – “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi
2003 – “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
2002 – “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” by Barbara Ehrenreich
2001 – “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez
2000 – “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place” by Terry Tempest Williams