Davidson College is devoted to the life of the mind and the development of the whole person. We believe that one of the best ways to begin your journey here is to read a common book, discuss it during Orientation, and apply what you learn to your life at Davidson. This year's common book selection for Orientation 2017 is Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum.
By early July, you and all other new students will receive a copy of the book in the mail. During Orientation, you will hear from author Susan Nussbaum and have the opportunity to explore the book and the issues it raises. Please plan to read Good Kings Bad Kings before the start of Orientation, and come prepared to discuss the book with the author and your peers.
Past common reading selections include the following.