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 2018-19) 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 16th 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.

Please stay tuned for the announcement of this year's winning title!

(Voting was open between March 27th and April 16th.)

 
 

Selection Criteria

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

  • An Indigenous author writes the 2018 book.
  • 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 Hooper – Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences, Interim
  • Donna Hurlburt – Aboriginal Advisor, Acadia University
  • Abu Kamara – Coordinator Accessible Learning Services
  • Maggie Nielsen – Librarian in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Samantha Nixon – ASU Vice-President Academic 2017-18
  • Anthony Pash – Librarian in Professional Studies and Faculty of Theology
  • Danielle Pierce – Instructional Designer, Open Acadia
  • Ann Smith (Chair) – University Librarian, Acting
  • Britanie Wentzell – Librarian in Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Professional Studies

Last Year's Short-list

2017 Acadia Reads Short-list

The 2017 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 was to be capable of generating discussion and an exchange of ideas.
  • The book was to be appealing to students with a focus on first-year undergraduates.

...and Winner

2017 Acadia Reads Winner: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Mona Awad