Please submit your UCSB Reads title suggestions using this form. Review the criteria below before submitting your suggestion. 

UCSB Reads Book Selection Criteria

  • by a living author who is also a strong public presenter
  • intellectually stimulating
  • interdisciplinary (i.e. can be accessed by multiple disciplines)
  • can be incorporated into the UCSB curriculum
  • lends itself to programming opportunities, including book discussions, film screenings, and panels
  • appeals to a wide range of readers, including UCSB students and Santa Barbara community members
  • recently published (but is, ideally, available in paperback)
  • critically well-received
  • not too long (under 400 pages is recommended)
  • adds to the UCSB Reads corpus of diverse topics and authors
  • enables strategic partnerships between the library and campus or community entities

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