The Big Read
Welcome to The Big Read!

Voting for the 2015 Big Read title will run from September 22 through October 16.

The Big Read Selection Committee has selected the following as possible titles for the 2015 Big Read.

Click on the book cover below to place a copy on hold!

Watch this website for book discussion dates and more information.

About The Big Read
A community-wide reading initiative designed to bring an entire community together through reading and discussing the same great book. Miami Valley residents, friends, co-workers, neighbors and strangers read the same book and join together for thought-provoking discussions and Big Read events. This six-week program is held annually in late winter/early spring. Details about The Big Read are announced at your nearest library, bookstore, and through the Dayton Daily News.

Prior Big Read Selections:
Book Cover for The Glass Castle Book Cover for Funny in Farsi Book Cover for Nineteen Minutes Book Cover for Dreamers of the Day Book Cover for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Cover for Zeitoun Book Cover for Wild

2006 - To Kill a Mockingbird
2007 - The Glass Castle
2008 - Funny in Farsi
2009 - Nineteen Minutes
2010 - Dreamers of the Day
2011 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2012 - Zeitoun
2014 - Wild

Washington-Centerville Public Library is a founding sponsor of The Big Read. The program is sponsored by a collaborative group of Miami Valley libraries, bookstores, universities, non-profit organizations and the Dayton Daily News.

For more information on The Big Read, visit