Summer Reading

Program Description

Each year, our SAS Honors Program faculty, staff, and students work together to choose a book for new SASHP students to read over the summer. A good deal of thought and discussion goes into this decision, as we are looking for a book that is compelling that can appeal to a wide audience and provide ample topics for discussion through the summer and beyond.

At the start of the semester, the Honors Program sponsors a lecture, book signing, and reception with the author of the book for all new Honors Program students. The Summer Reading Book is also frequently the primary text for the fall SAS Honors Colloquium course.

Summer Reading Committee

If you would like to be a part of the committee that chooses our book for 2020, please contact Dean Kathy Sadowsky. Book suggestions are welcome!

The 2019 Book

The summer reading book for 2019 is The Leavers by Lisa Ko.The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Assignment

All new SAS Honors Program students were required to read The Leavers by Lisa Ko and participate in our online book discussion

Previous Summer Reading Books

 

the best we could do book cover Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder  World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler  The Speed of the Dark by Elizabeth Moon 
   
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell  The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen  Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin  The Six Questions of Socrates by Christopher Phillips

 

Summer 2018: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Summer 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Summer 2016: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Summer 2015: Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Summer 2014: World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

Summer 2013: The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Summer 2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Summer 2011: The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

Summer 2010: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Summer 2009: The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen

Summer 2008: Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One  
                       School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Summer 2007: The Six Questions of Socrates by Christopher Phillips


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