Common Reading Experience

The Common Reading Committee and the Office of Student Success Programs are pleased to announce the selection of this year’s Kent State Common Reading books Thirteen Seconds and This We Know.

Thirteen Seconds and This We Know are available at the Kent State University Bookstore.
Visit the first floor of the Kent Student Center or order online with FREE SHIPPING

The Common Reading Experience

About the Common Reading Experience

Learn more about what the Common Reading Experience is and why first-year students are required to participate.



about the books thirteen seconds

About the Books

Thirteen Seconds & This We Know are the Kent State University Common Reading Experience books for the Fall of 2019.

Book Experiences

Book Experiences

All first-year students are required to submit a reflection assignment and participate in a peer-led discussion. Find out more about:

  • Common Reading Experience Challenge – Reflection Assignment
  • Submitting your reflection
  • Book discussions
  • May 4th events