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Nominations for Next Year


We are pleased to announce the KCC Reads

Common Reading Selection for 2016 - 2017:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson


KCC Reads: Book Nominations, 2016 – 17

And the votes are in!

The Short List for 2016-17, from which next year's book will be chosen (in March '16), is as follows:

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates | nominated by Michael Smith and Cris Izaguirre

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson | nominated by Debra Schultz

Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?, edited by John Brockman | nominated by Jay Bernstein

Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin | nominated by Sheila Ridge


The Long List for 2016 - 17:


Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

Edited by John Brockman

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

By Michael Pollan

The Moor’s Account

By Laila Lalami

Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

(nominated twice)

Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras

By Gloria Anzaldúa

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari

Dreaming in Cuban

By Cristina García

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

By Junot Díaz


By Colm Tóibín

The Emperor of All Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Social Animal
By David Brooks

The Moral Tribes
By Joshua Greene

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
By Bryan Stevenson

The Underground Girls of Kabul
By Jenny Nordberg

Naked City
By Sharon Zukin