The Big Read 2017


The Wright Brothers by David McCullough 

By an overwhelming majority, Miami Valley readers selected David McCullough's latest nonfiction book, The Wright Brothers, to be the Big Read title for 2017. The Wright Brothers will be available at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and the Pleasant Hill Library in all formats, including large print, eBook and audio book.  For more information on The Big Read, including book and author details, visit A schedule of activities and book discussions will be posted in February. A book discussion is scheduled at the Troy Library March 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Erin Scott at for more information.


The book received 46.1% of the 2,193 votes cast online and at area libraries, beating the runner up Lock In by 529 votes. Third place was Being Mortal and fourth place was Between the World and Me.The Wright Brothers will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools and other venues during the Big Read community reading project, March 12-April 16, 2017. The ending date coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilber Wright’s birth. A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wright Brothers tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo that changed the course of history with powered flight.