Campus Read

 Our 2018 Campus Read selection is...

"In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours playing in her father's college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, working with both the heart and the hands." - Back cover

"Breathtakingly honest ... Gorgeous ... At its core, Lab Girl is a book about seeing -- with the eyes, but also with the hands and the heart." - American Scientist
  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books
  • A New York Times Notable Book



BSC Campus Read, established in 2004, is designed to engage the campus community in a shared reading experience to enhance discussion and learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

BSC Campus read goals are to:
  • Build a culture of reading at BSC
    Build community
  • Demonstrate the power, importance and joy of reading
  • Give everyone a common talking point
  • Promote lifelong learning
Each year the Campus Read Committee chooses a book and encourages the campus community to participate in its activities.

For more information, including a list of previous Campus Read books, visit