Books Across the Curriculum

Lots of places, as part of the freshman experience, require all first year students to read the same book. My cousin’s kid had to read a book about water–she hated it (“I mean, it’s like, water, you know? I don’t know how anyone could say so much about water,” she said, baiting me, I think).

Here’s a list made up of top suggestions from NPR listeners. Some good ones on there (I’ve read three of them). Some puzzlers, too. And some interesting possibilities…