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2019 Common Read Selection

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter has been announced as the selection for the 2019 Campus and Community Common Read.

In this book, Alter tracks the rise of behavioral addiction and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible.

This year, the committee is focusing on the "ABC'S of the conscientious use of technology" with themes of Access (with a lens for equity), Behavior, Connection and Safety.

More information and resources for faculty and staff can be found on the Common Read LibGuide:

Common Read Events

What is the Common Read?

Each year, Honors champions a campus and community Common Read experience. This initiative is designed to bring together people from all areas of campus and the Brookings community to learn, discuss, and engage a singular, impactful book and associated themes.

The Common Read started in 2009. It was originally designed to raise the level of academic challenge at SDSU, enhance our awareness of diverse perspectives, increase faculty and student interaction, encourage serve and promote enriching, engaging educational experiences both in and outside class.

The Common Read Committee is a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members who plan and implement the Common Read experience each year. The group selects the book, provides training for faculty and staff who will be teaching the book, and plans numerous events designed to encourage participation and employ critical thinking around the text. 

Throughout the fall semester, the Common Read Committee partners with the Brookings Human Rights Commission and other campus and community groups to sponsor and support Common Read events on campus and within the Brookings community. These strong partnerships garner a large amount of  campus and community support and involvement with the Common Read.