One Book, 2010

A “One Book” program is an excellent way to get people reading and talking about books. Here’s a rundown of some 2010 “one book” programs.

One Book, One PhiladelphiaThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

One Book South Dakota: What Is the What by Dave Eggers.

One Book One Marin: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

One Book Chelmsford: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.

One Book, One San Diego: Outcasts United by Warren St. John.

One Book, One Community (Darien CT): The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.

One Book One Nebraska: The Home Place by Wright Morris.

One Book One Island (Nantucket): Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead.

One Campus, One Book (CSU Northridge): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

One Book, One District (Palatine IL): Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

One Book One Community (North Plains OR): Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.

One Book One Batavia: Playing with the Enemy by Gary W. Moore.

One Book Two Villages (Winnetka IL): The Help by Kathryn Stockett.



About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

6 Comments on "One Book, 2010"

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  1.' Jocelyn Shaw says:

    Our One Book program is called Read Along the Lakeshore and it includes most of the west Michigan shoreline libraries from Montague to Zeeland. This year we are reading Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods.

  2.' Anne says:

    My college is part of the One Book program of Middletown CT. Our book is The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The city where I live, Hartford, is reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for The Big Read.

  3.' Jody Wilson says:

    One Book, One Zip Code is the community-wide reading program in Deerfield, Bannockburn and Riverwoods, IL. Our 2010 selection is Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Previous selections are Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder and Listening is an Act of Love, edited by Dave Isay.

  4. Here in Kalamazoo County, we are reading Snow Falling on Cedars and will host author David Guterson on March 17. Reading Together’s range of programs includes such topics as Japanese culture and the internment of Japanese Americans.

  5.' Sarah Bowman says:

    One Book, One Bloomington and Beyond is reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon for 2010. Past titles have included The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf.

  6.' Mary Garm says:

    “On the Same Page in Lackawanna County (PA)” is reading Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell. A lecture by the author is scheduled for April.

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