What Book Has Changed Your Life?

Now heading into its fourth consecutive year, the UConn Reads program has opened the nomination process for its 2014-15 book selection category, which poses the question: What book has changed your life?

Submissions are being accepted from across the University community for titles in fiction or nonfiction and from any genre, including biography, history, fantasy, poetry, literary fiction, or folklore. Only the genres of self-help or self-improvement are excluded from consideration.

“We are in search of a book that has inspired a sense of deep emotional, social, intellectual or spiritual connection in readers and has caused them to transform their lives in unusual or unexpected ways,” says associate professor Anne D’Alleva, who is serving a third year as chair of the UConn Reads Selection Committee.

To submit your nomination(s) or to learn more about the UConn Reads program and nomination criteria, go to uconnreads.uconn.edu. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

Launched in 2011 by President Susan Herbst, the UConn Reads program is intended to engage the University campus and the extended community in a common reading experience, generating dynamic discussion and an open exchange of ideas. Past UConn Reads book selections have included the graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi,F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby, and nonfiction best-seller Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.