Coronado Community READ 2023

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

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 Sept. 6 through Oct. 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 five 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 must be in paperback form and should be available in a variety of formats, including audio and big printt.
  • The book should be fairly recent and published within the past 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 nonfiction, memoir? Narrative nonfiction? Alternating fiction and nonfiction each year.
  • Is there a film or theater adaptation of the book?
  • Is the title available in other languages?
  • Does the book contain sensitive subject matter?
  • Is the book an award winner?

Do you have a suggestion for the 2023 Coronado Community Read? Enter your suggestion in the form below to put the title in consideration.

The open suggestion period runs through Oct. 6.


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 Sept. 6 through Oct. 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 five 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 must be in paperback form and should be available in a variety of formats, including audio and big printt.
  • The book should be fairly recent and published within the past 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 nonfiction, memoir? Narrative nonfiction? Alternating fiction and nonfiction each year.
  • Is there a film or theater adaptation of the book?
  • Is the title available in other languages?
  • Does the book contain sensitive subject matter?
  • Is the book an award winner?

Do you have a suggestion for the 2023 Coronado Community Read? Enter your suggestion in the form below to put the title in consideration.

The open suggestion period runs through Oct. 6.

Page last updated: 06 Sep 2022, 03:41 PM