Common Book

2013 University Common Book Selection

How Starbucks Saved My Life

About TTU's Common Book Program

The Common Book program at Tennessee Tech University creates a shared reading experience for all incoming first-year students, faculty, many staff members, and student leaders. A committee of faculty, staff, and a community representative select from over 20 books each year in an effort to find a significant contemporary work to read the next year. The incoming freshman class will receive a free copy of this book during their summer orientation (SOAR) session.

Common Book Mission

The Common Book Project challenges students to broaden their personal perspectives through participation in a university and community wide conversation among faculty and students around a single text.


First Year Seminar Instructors

If you are teaching a UNIV 1020 or equivalent course Fall 2013, please stop by RUC 339 to pick up a free copy of the book. Also, this text has real applications in other classes from English to Sociology and History to Psychology. Consider stopping by to pick up your free copy to learn if this book could be a good fit for classes that fall outside the freshman seminar courses.

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