Earlier this month, the Arlington Reads Together committee met and selected 6 books for the the Arlington Reads Together 2018 short list. Committee members will read these titles over the summer and early fall, and one will be selected as the 2018 community read.
- The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Outcasts United by Warren St. John
- Wonder by R J Palacio
Each member of the committee nominates a title for consideration and we review public nominations as well. We reviewed a combination of nonfiction and fiction, new releases and older titles. Many factors go into consideration, including themes, literary merit, format availability and timeliness. These six titles explore contemporary issues, both in the larger world and at home in Arlington. Read along with us, as one of these books will be our 2018 Arlington Reads Together pick! The title will be announced in late October/early November.