Previous Summer Readings

See the history of Summer Reading titles for Luther's Paideia program:

  • 2016: Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • 2015: Christina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans
  • 2014: George Orwell, Nineteen Eight-Four
  • 2013: Thrity Umrigar, The Space Between Us
  • 2012: Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 2011: Tracy Kidder, Strength in What Remains
  • 2010: David Faldet, Oneota Flow
  • 2009: Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith
  • 2008: Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
  • 2007: Melba Pattillo Beals, Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High
  • 2006: Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • 2005: Kim Todd, Tinkering With Eden
  • 2004: Mary Shelly, Frankenstein
  • 2003: Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying
  • 2002: James McBride, The Color of Water
  • 2001: A. R. Gurney, Another Antigone