2022–23 Common Reader

The Loudest Duck:  Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
by Laura Liswood

2021–22 Common Reader

The Gift of Struggle:  Life-Changing Lessons About Leading
by Bobby Herrera

2020–21 Common Reader

How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
by Cal Newport

2019–20 Common Reader

Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO
by Fred Cook

(Chosen for re-use by the Eberly business honors students)

2018–19 Common Reader

Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises out Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
by Shawn Achor

2017–18 Common Reader

Improvise: Unconventional Career Advise from an Unlikely CEO
by Fred Cook

2016–17 Common Reader

High Expectations are the Key to Everything
by Michael and Sheryl Bergdahl

2015–16 Common Reader

They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World
by Alexandra Levit

2014–15 Common Reader

Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce
by Chip Espinoza and Mick Ukleja

2013–14 Common Reader

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
by Shawn Achor

Notable quotes:

"Achor transports us to his virtual classroom, a journey along which we glean the seven secrets of happiness. The Happiness Advantage reveals the most important discoveries coming out of modern psychology."
Rom Brafman, bestselling co-author of Sway and Click

"Achor bases his training on a burgeoning body of research on the positive psychology movement, which emphasizes instilling resiliency and positive attitudes . . ."
Wall Street Journal

Read about the 2013-14 contest.

2012–13 Common Reader

That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Read about the 2012-13 winners.
Read about the introduction of the Eberly Common Reader.