Common Reads program

Common Reads

Welcome to the MIT Press Common Reads selection page.

The selection of books below are carefully curated for the conversations they create. These are books that simultaneously expand horizons and scratch an intellectual sweet spot, while also inviting introspection and new understandings of the issues and debates that underpin our world.

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Recommended Titles

The Alchemy of Us

The Alchemy of Us

Ainissa Ramirez

2021-04-06

Handprints on Hubble

Handprints on Hubble

Kathryn D. Sullivan

2020-12-01

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

2022-02-15

Design Justice

Design Justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock

2020-03-03

Mismatch

Mismatch

Kat Holmes, John Maeda

2020-09-01

#HashtagActivism

#HashtagActivism

Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, Brooke Foucault Welles, Genie Lauren

2020-03-10

Anti-vaxxers

Anti-vaxxers

Jonathan M. Berman

2020-09-08

You Are Here

You Are Here

Whitney Phillips, Ryan M. Milner

2021-03-02

What We Know about Climate Change

What We Know about Climate Change

Kerry Emanuel, Bob Inglis

2018-10-09

Make It Clear

Make It Clear

Patrick Henry Winston, Gill Pratt

2020-08-25

Concentration

Concentration

Stefan Van der Stigchel, Danny Guinan

2020-05-05

How to Write a Thesis

How to Write a Thesis

Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina, Geoff Farina, Francesco Erspamer

2015-03-06

Power On!

Power On!

Jean J. Ryoo, Jane Margolis

2022-04-19

The Curie Society

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

2021-04-27

Find Your Path

Find Your Path

Daniel Goodman

2019-12-03

How Change Happens

How Change Happens

Cass R. Sunstein

2020-04-14

Behavioral Insights

Behavioral Insights

Michael Hallsworth, Elspeth Kirkman

2020-09-01

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Jonathan Haber

2020-04-07

Citizenship

Citizenship

Dimitry Kochenov

2019-11-12

A Brief History of Feminism

A Brief History of Feminism

Patu, Antje Schrupp, Sophie Lewis

2017-08-25

Right/Wrong

Right/Wrong

Juan Enriquez

2021-09-14

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Chris Bernhardt

2020-09-08

Democratizing Our Data

Democratizing Our Data

Julia Lane

2021-10-19

Coding Democracy

Coding Democracy

Maureen Webb, Cory Doctorow

2021-07-27

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Arup K. Chakraborty, Andrey S. Shaw

2021-02-16

The Dialogues

The Dialogues

Clifford V. Johnson, Frank Wilczek

2018-10-23

The Truth and Other Stories

The Truth and Other Stories

Stanisław Lem, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Kim Stanley Robinson

2022-09-13

Entanglements

Entanglements

Sheila Williams

2020-09-15

Cyber Republic

Cyber Republic

George Zarkadakis, Don Tapscott

2021-08-24

Data Feminism

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

2020-03-10