United We Read

The Metro Area Reader's Round Table has elected to NOT do a United We Read selection for 2014.  Please visit some of the previous year's selections below.

Unbroken book cover

The Metro Area Reader's Round Table Committee has selected the 2013 United We Read title.

It is the #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand.

Resources for Unbroken:

Read-alike book list: Children and Young Adult Titles

List of Suggested Films to Enhance Discussions

List of WWII Era Song Titles

List of Music CDs of WWII

1940s UK Radio (Internet-only streaming radio)

Program Ideas for Unbroken

WWII Historical Fiction with Romantic Themes

 

 

Previous Years' UWR

Hunger Games book cover 2012 United We Read

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Read-Alike Book List
Programming Ideas
     
The Dispossessed book cover 2011 United We Read - ReadMOre

The Dispossessed
by Ursula Le Guin
Le Guin Biography
Readers Guide 1
Readers Guide 2
Online Essay
Bibliography (Short)
Bibliography (Long)
     
What Kansas Means to Me book cover 2011 United We Read - Kansas Reads

What Kansas Means to Me
by Thomas Fox Averill
Discussion Guide
Tom Averill's online discussion (recording)
Tom Averill's website
Kansas Center for the Book
     
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet book cover 2010 United We Read

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
Jamie Ford Biography
Book List
Program Suggestions