The Selection Process

In the fall, nominations for First Pages are solicited. The Reading Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and current students. The Committee meets several times over the spring semester to discuss the nominated books and makes their final recommendation.

If you enjoy reading and are interested in nominating a selection for next year, please contact Lauren Pouchak, Senior Associate Director of the Honors Program at l.pouchak@neu.edu.

The following books have been included in Northeastern’s reading initiatives.

 

2013

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

2012

Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

2011

Atul Gawande, Better

2010

Dave Eggers, Zeitoun

2009

David Sheff, Beautiful Boy

2008

Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

2007

Michael Patrick MacDonald, Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under

2006

Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World