We are looking for suggestions from the community for the 2021 book selection



Please click here to share your book ideas for next year 

About the program

Each year one book is chosen for Eastern Connecticut residents, high school age and above, to read and discuss with their neighbors. For the past 18 years the chosen book has been introduced in the spring and is read and explored over the summer. The author offers a presentation to the readers in the fall. First year students at Connecticut College also participate in the program.



Ways to participate

Interested community members are invited to join the selection committee. Members of the selection committee include librarians, educators and community members from throughout the region. New community members are always welcome to join the virtual discussions and participate in the selection process. See our contact information here.

Another way to participate is by submitting a book title to the committee. Over the years choices have included fiction, memoirs, nonfiction and a graphic novel. The selection committee wants your input to help guide the region’s next read. Share your book suggestion here. 


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