Recommended Reading

There are many valuable books, websites and other resources that provide information, advice and coping strategies.  Here are a few that you might want to know about.


Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money, the Essestial Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller


Empty Nest...Full Heart, the Journey from Home to College by Andrea Van Steenhouse, Ph.D.

Letting Go, a parent's guide to unstanding the college years by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger

You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me), mentoring your child thorugh the college years, by Majorie Savage


UNF Reads!

Goals of the UNF Reads! program:

  • To create a university-wide learning community;
  • To provide students with models for academic discourse and opportunities to engage in effective discussion;
  • To demonstrate that important issues and new ideas cross disciplinary boundaries.

All first-year students will be required to purchase a copy of the UNF Reads! book. Discounted copies will be on sale at summer orientation from the UNF Bookstore.


For more information visit UNF Reads!

UNF Reads! Fall 2012 Selection

Rock, Paper, Scissors
About the Book

Outcasts United 


UNF has selected Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John as the book selection for the 4th annual UNF Reads! program.  Outcasts United is a book that students should find interesting and engaging.  It is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.

UNF Reads! Fall 2013 Selection

About the Book


Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell


Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: What makes high-achievers different?


His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.