Summer Reading

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Program Description

StationElevenCover 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. We are pleased to announce that this year’s book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

In July and August, new SAS Honors Program students will begin a conversation about the book with faculty, staff, and students on our SAS Honors Program Summer Reading Blog. On Friday, September 2, 2016, we will have a lecture, book signing, and reception with Emily St. John Mandel.


  1. All new SAS Honors Program students are required to read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
  2. All new SAS Honors Program students must participate in our SASHP Summer Reading Blog: New incoming first year SAS Honors Program students are required to post a minimum of two comments in July and two comments in August. All new continuing and transfer SAS Honors Program students are required to post a minimum of four comments in August. The SASHP will send additional details about the Summer Reading Program to students over the summer.
Please note: Students must have a Rutgers NetID and Rutgers email account to participate in the Summer Reading Blog. Incoming SASHP students can create a Rutgers NetID and email in the Admissions Enrollment Pathway:

Additional Information

Previous Summer Reading Books

Strength in What Remains           

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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