Coronado Community READ 2023

Coronado Community Read

Now in its seventh year, the Coronado Community READ is designed to unite the community through the shared reading of a single book. The program encourages discussion and participation in planned community-building events around the theme of the title, selected by you, the readers.

 Nominations for the 2023 READ will be accepted from the community from September 6-October 6. See selection criteria below.

The Coronado Community READ Selection Committee, comprised of Coronado Public Library staff, community partners and local book club members, consider all nominated titles, apply the established criteria to narrow the field down to 10 and then to 5 titles.

The following criteria are used to select the title:

  • The book should have broad appeal and potential to engage the community taking into consideration a range of adult readers of varying ages, literacy levels and life experience
  • The book should be well-written and have compelling elements as characters, plot, and/or theme, included in its narrative and promote the exchange of ideas in the community
  • The book should be available in a variety of formats (paperback, audio, large print)
  • The book should be fairly recent and published within the past 5 -10 years.

Other considerations:

  • Is the author still living? Does the author have a national or regional reputation?
  • Is the book by a California/San Diego/Southern California author?
  • Fiction or non-fiction, memoir? Narrative non-fiction? Alternating fiction and non-fiction each year.
  • Is there a film or theater adaptation of the book?
  • Is the title available in other languages?
  • Does the book contain sensitive matter?
  • Is the book an award winner?

If you have a suggestion for the 2023 Coronado Community READ, please fill out the form below. 

The open suggestion period is from September 6 through October 6.

Past Community READ Selections

2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

2018

Ready Player One

2019

The Practice House

2020

The Library Book

2021

Stamped from the Beginning

2022

Lynda Rutledge