Duke Reads

Discover your next read, connect with fellow Blue Devil book enthusiasts, stay in the know about Duke faculty and alumni publications, or enjoy our playlist of author interviews. Duke Reads is your one-stop shop for alumni book lovers, events, and resources.

Book Events

icon of book with blue pages open Join alumni, and the Duke community, for engaging books and discussions.

Author Interviews

youtube channel Hear from Blue Devil authors as they share writing influences, introduce their work, and provide insights into your next new read. 

Common Reading Experience

blue globeParticipate in thought-provoking reads designed to introduce incoming freshmen to Duke’s academic climate and encourage intellectual dialogue. This year’s theme, “Engage with Justice” offers a film, book, and podcast selection.

Your Next Read

Duke’s talent, cutting-edge research, and creativity is infinite. Each year we highlight work from some of our most popular faculty. This year’s list features a three-volume poetry set, a New York Times best-selling memoir, historical fiction, and other books that are sure to keep you reading well past bedtime.


Sanyin Siang's mission is to enable greatness in others. She is an educator, board director, investor, and speaker. Sanyin helps leaders optimize their unique strengths and build super teams for next-level success. She works with Boards, CEOs, Olympians, tech founders, and students. Recognized by Thinkers50 as the World’s #1 Leadership Coach and one of the world’s 50 top management thinkers, Sanyin brings a unique combination of practitioner sensibility, academic grounding, and patterns for leadership success drawn from work with leaders across a diversity of sectors and industries. She leverages data analysis to pinpoint key levers and makes ideas actionable and sticky through storytelling. She created the biweekly newsletter - Leadership Playbook: Unleashing Your Superpowers https://leadershipplaybook.substack.com to help readers be their best selves. Sanyin leads Duke University's Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center at the Fuqua School of Business. She also holds appointments as professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and a Faculty Fellow at Duke Divinity School.