Vaughan Memorial Library


Acadia Reads

Acadia Reads encourages the Acadia community to share their love of books by reading the selected book and participating in programming (in 2017-18) surrounding the book.

How do we decide whose story to tell? The Campus Community votes for the book that Acadia Reads from a short-list of five titles below. The closing date for voting is April 20th at midnight. Students can enter a prize-draw and win a prize both for the book of their choice from our short-list and an Amazon gift card of $50.00

Voting is closed but you can still view the shortlist and download excerpts

1. Click the button below.
2. Log into Acorn with your Acadia account.
3. Click on "Enrol Me" for Acadia Reads!

Download Excerpts

Selection Criteria

The committee produced a long-list of eighteen titles. These books were read and voted on to produce a short-list of five titles.


The book must be capable of generating discussion and an exchange of ideas. The book must be appealing to students with a focus on first-year undergraduates.

Selection Committee

Jeff Hennessy - Dean of Arts, Interim
Brianna Jarvin - ASU Vice-President Academic 2016-17
Abu Kamara - Coordinator Accessible Learning Services
Maggie Nielsen - Librarian in Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Anthony Pash - Librarian in Professional Studies & Faculty of Theology
Erin Patterson - Librarian in Faculty of Arts
Ann Smith (Chair) - University Librarian, Acting
Britanie Wentzell - Librarian in Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Professional Studies
Peter Williams - Professor of Physics