About the Book Club

Reading TUgether provides the entire Trinity community with a shared reading and learning experience through thought-provoking dialogues with Trinity alumni around the world.


Enrich Yourself

Discover books that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity.



Connect with fellow Tigers across generations and geographies.


Engage in thought-provoking dialogues and conversations.

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All book discussions are held in the Reading TUgether Alumni Book Club Facebook group.

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Did you know: Reading improves your intelligence, reasoning ability, and it has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer’s.

What to Expect

Reading Commitment

4 books a year

Book Selection

Books are selected through surveys and suggestions from club members and by recommendation from Trinity Faculty.


A moderator is selected for each book and will help facilitate discussions.

Current Reading Selection: 

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know  by Adam Grant  (Now - February)

Caste: The origins of our Discontents  by Isabell Wilkerson  (March 1 - May 31)


It has exposed me to books I might not have chosen on my own. Good, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and insightful literature.” 

Mary Gleason ‘70

Past Books

20 and counting
  • Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter  by NBA Champion Craig Hodges
  • Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World  by David Epstein
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • On Immunity by Eula Biss
  • The Splintering of the American Mind: Identity Politics, Inequality, and Community on Today’s College Campuses by William Egginton
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
  • The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  • The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich


I enjoy it because it keeps me reading intellectually stimulating material that I may not have known about before. The end-of-book discussions encourage me to dig into a book more deeply than I might do when reading on my own for pleasure. I know my Trinity alumni friends are equally interested in continuing their lifelong learning.” 

Emily Pickell ‘83