The LMU Common Book is a program designed to unite the LMU community in a common intellectual endeavor that goes beyond the classroom. Although the effort is focused on first-year students, it is our hope that the Common Book serves as a mechanism through which all members of our community – students, faculty, and staff alike – can share a common experience through the uncommon discoveries in reading.

The LMU Common Book is cosponsored by the Academic Resource Center, the Office of the Provost, and the William H. Hannon Library. This is a continuation of The Freshman Book program, operated through the Freshman English Program (FEP) from 1999-2012.


Browse the Common Book Collections:

2013 Common Book: "Tattoos on the Heart" by Gregory Boyle, S.J

2014 Common Book: "The Circle" by Dave Eggers

2015 Common Book: "Southland" by Nina Revoyr

2016 Common Book: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki

Past Common Book Events

Past Common Books