Go Big Read! Submit Your Recommendation Today

January 17th, 2017

What should be our next big read?  There is still time to submit your recommendation!
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a review committee of campus faculty, staff and students are calling for your suggestions for the 2017-2018 common book program.

As a theme for this next year, your suggestions–either fiction or nonfiction titles–should be those that examine contemporary issues.

As Chancellor Blank states, “Our goal is always to pick a book that reflects what people are already talking about and encourage even more thoughtful discussion. By opening up the submission process to be more inclusive, we will ensure that timely books with timely topics can be considered. I look forward to seeing what our community suggests.”

Submit your recommendations by completing the online form. The committee is accepting recommendations until January 22, 2017.

The ideal book selection should meet and exceed the following qualities:

  • Be readable (relevant, engaging, and well-written)
  • Appeal to readers with diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to facilitate discussions from different points of view
  • Be conducive to teaching and learning with opportunities for integration into a wide variety of academic programs
  • Lend itself to a mix of activities and programming (maybe even an author visit!)

Go Big Read is UW-Madison’s common book program where students, staff and the community are invited to read the same book then participate in a variety of related programs in-and-out of the classroom. Go Big Read will welcome your participation with this new title during the forthcoming academic year.

Photo credit: “Bucky Badger and Go Big Read”; Jeff Miller, University Communications, UW-Madison, 2010.