First-Year Reading Program: Start Here

This guide serves as a resource for the common text selected for first-year students

Marquette's First Year Reading Program

Since 2002 Marquette University has asked all incoming new students to read a common text and engage in a discussion during New Student Orientation. The Libraries offer research guides to help readers discover more about the author, book reviews, and library resources on the books' themes. See more about the First-Year Reading Program on the Office of Student Development website.

March is the thirteenth book chosen for the program and was preceded by The Chosen by Chaim Potok (2002), A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind (2003), Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (2004), A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines (2005), Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang (2006), Bombingham by Anthony Grooms (2007), Run by Ann Patchett (2008), Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (2009), Peace Like A River by Leif Enger (2010), The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore (2011), Half a Life by Darin Strauss (2012), and One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni (2013).