Beach Books 2018-2019

What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books finds that college common reading programs are choosing better books, but there's still much work to do. NAS continues to provide data for twelve years of common reading programs from 2007 to 2018 and make detailed suggestions for administrative reforms. This year's study analyzes 518 new college common reading selections at 475 institutions. 

Appendix I: Common Reading Selections Full List by Institution Name

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Appendix II: Title by Subject Category

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Appendix III: Recommended Books for College Common Reading Programs

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