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 2019-20) 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 15th at 11:59pm. 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 21st and April 15th.)

 
 

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.

  • A Canadian author writes the 2019 book.
  • The book must be from the genre of speculative fiction.
  • 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

  • Makenzie Branch – ASU Vice-President Academic 2018-19
  • Suzie Currie – Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Abu Kamara – Coordinator Accessible Learning Services
  • Anthony Pash – Librarian in Professional Studies and Faculty of Theology
  • Danielle Pierce – Instructional Designer, Learning Technology and Instructional Design
  • J. Coplen Rose – Professor of English Literature
  • Ann Smith (Chair) – Librarian in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Britanie Wentzell – Librarian in Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Professional Studies

Last Year's Short-list

2018 Acadia Reads Short-list

The 2018 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.

...and Winner

2018 Acadia Reads Winner: The Inconvenient Indian - Thomas King