The Big Read
Welcome to The Big Read!

2015 Big Read Title Announced!

The next Big Read community reading title is officially The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, decides it's time to find a wife and settle down. Don decides to approach the task in the same orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things. The result is a 16-page questionnaire meant to weed out unsuitable matches. Don dubs his quest The Wife Project and sets off to find the woman that will meet his requirements in this hilarious debut novel. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything hes not looking for but might just be his perfect match.

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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.

Big Read Book Discussions:

Join in with your community in discussing this book! The Library will be holding two Big Read Book Discussions. Registration is not required.

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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, the Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and other non-profit organizations and 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

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