In 2010, Brookhaven College began a common reader initiative called the Open Book Project.
Common reader initiatives aim to create a sense of community among students, faculty and staff through the reading of a single book. Participants will engage in conversations and activities stemming from the themes of that book.
Instructors are encouraged to “opt-in” for the project and may do so on various levels. They can incorporate the book using structured lesson plans or make the book an optional outside reading assignment. Several campus wide activities also will be planned. A new book is selected each academic year.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
A darkly lyrical and haunting novel,
Station Eleven tells the story of a civilization's collapse following a flu pandemic in the Great Lakes region.