A good story has the power to be transformational. A good story cuts across boundaries and sparks meaningful discussion.
Hawkeye Reads is a campus-wide program that seeks to support the College’s Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy. It promotes dialogue among students, faculty, and staff across the campus. To put it simply, Hawkeye Reads uses reading to build community.
The 2020–2021 Hawkeye Reads book selection is The Martian by Andy Weir.
Join a BookTalk
Welcome to a new year, and a new Hawkeye Reads book! Join us to read and discuss The Martian, by Andy Weir. Excited to begin? Here's how this works:
Read along with us! We'll cover the first half of the book in the fall semester and the second half in the spring semester.
Join our online discussion group on Facebook. Questions from the corresponding chapters will be posed in September / October and March / April to get (and keep) the ball rolling. Check back often to contribute to discussions and check out new virtual content. Just like a regular book club but with the flexibility to participate from home, in your bunny slippers, at midnight. We won't judge.
Can't wait to get your hands on a copy of The Martian and get started? Here's a few suggestions:
Adopt the Hawkeye Reads Book Selection for your Class
Instructors! Adopt the 2020–21 Hawkeye Reads book for your class. The Institutional Learning Outcome focus for the year is Quantitative Reasoning. However, a broad spectrum of subjects are found within this book. Major themes include: Science and Survival, Spirit of Survival, and the Individual and the Community. Visit the Library's Hawkeye Reads LibGuide for a full list of themes or contact a member of the Hawkeye Reads committee to discover how to connect your course with Hawkeye Reads!
Nominate a Book for Hawkeye Reads
Hawkeye Reads book nominations are being accepted on an on-going basis.
Nominations should align with the 2020–2021 institutional outcome of Community and Global Awareness.
Please submit your nomination by December 4, 2020.