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.
Select a blue tab (above) for the desired year's book.
One Amazing Thing is the twelfth 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), and Half a Life by Darin Strauss (2012).