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About the Common Read

The Common Read program at Nevada State University sparks conversation, community-building, and curiosity via curricular and co-curricular engagement with the Common Read book selection, selected biennially. The program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the University Library in collaboration with the Common Read Committee.

Common Read Book

Nevada State's Common Read book for Fall 2023 - Spring 2025 is:

The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown

Library Book Access

Read the book

All These Wonders is available to borrow for free from the Marydean Martin Library in print and ebook formats. View all library copies here.

  • Ebooks
  • Physical books: Multiple copies are available to borrow from the library service desk on the 2nd floor of the Rogers Student Center (RSC) building. See the Library's Borrowing Items web page for checkout period details.

Using OverDrive for ebooks

Common Read ebooks are provided by the library through a platform called OverDrive. When you check out the ebook, you can read it via your browser or with your Kindle via the Libby app.

Using OverDrive’s Libby App

  • Download the app at
  • In the app, search for Nevada State College. You will be prompted to enter your “library card” details, which is simply your NSHE ID and password.
  • From there, you can access library books through the app, connect your Kindle, manage your loan details, and more.

Please contact with any questions about library book access.

Common Read Playlist

Listen to the stories

All These Wonders is not available as an audiobook; however, each story is available to listen to for free via The Moth's website. Audio recording links for each story are included below:

Story Storyteller Audio Recording
The Moon and Stars Talks Tara Clancy
Unusual Normality Ishmael Beah
The Quest for Chad Arthur Bradford
The House of Mourning Kate Braestrup
The Girl from Beckenham Suzi Ronson
God, Death, and Francis Crick Christof Koch
Fog of Disbelief Carl Pillitteri
The Two Times I Met Laurence Fishburne Chenjerai Kumanyika
It Matters A Great Deal Kevin McGeehan
A Tale of Two Dinners Bliss Broyard
Walking With RJ Stephanie Peirolo
Go the %&# to Sleep Adam Mansbach
Panic on the Road to Jericho Nadia Bolz-Weber
Jenny Samuel James
Déjà Vu (Again) Cole Kazdin
Call Me Charlie Josh Bond
Modern Family Sara Barron
R2, Where Are You? Tig Notaro
The Shower Tomi Reichental
Cut Josh Broder
A Phone Call Auburn Sandstrom
Who Can You Trust? Mary-Claire King
A New Home Dori Samadzai Bonner
Greener Grass Jane Green
As If I Was Not There Peter Pringle
Stumbling in the Dark John Turturro
Coming of Age in a Mausoleum George Dawes Green
Downstairs Neighbors Shannon Cason
Undercover in North Korea with its Future Leaders Suki Kim
My Grandfather's Shoes Christian Garland
Leaping Forward Cybele Abbett
Prom Hasan Minhaj
But Also Bring Cheese Kate Tellers
Tired, From New York Jessi Klein
An Impossible Choice Sasha Chanoff
Then You Will Know! Moshe Schulman
The Price of Freedom Noreen Riols
Summer Camp Meg Wolitzer
The Weight of a Ring Amy Biancolli
Light and Hope Bethany van Delft
Kidneys and Commitments Gil Reyes
On Approach to Pluto Cathy Olkin
Forgiveness Hector Black
California Gothic Taylor Negron

Common Read Committee

The individuals listed below are members of the Common Read Committee. Don't hesitate to reach out with any ideas or questions!

Alena Manjuck (Chair)

Heather Lang-Cassera

Clark Pearson

Kimberly Florence

Yvonne Tran

Leila Pazargadi