Nominate a Book

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

The Common Book should be:

  • Engaging
  • Challenging
  • Teachable
  • Interdisciplinary

The author of the Common 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 2024-25 academic year, please contact Dr. Andrew Higl at