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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. We are pleased to announce that this year’s book is “The Monsters of Templeton” by Lauren Groff.

In July and August, you will begin a conversation about the book with faculty, staff, and students on our SASHP Summer Reading Blog. On Friday, August 26, 2011, we will have a lecture, book-signing, and reception with Lauren Groff. “The Monsters of Templeton” will also be the basis for the Fall 2011 Honors Colloquium course.


  1. All new SAS Honors Program students are required to read “The Monsters of Templeton.”
  2. All new SAS Honors Program students must participate in our SASHP Summer Reading Blog: New SASHP students are required to post a minimum of two comments in July and two comments in August. The SASHP will send additional details about the Summer Reading Program to students in June.
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

  • 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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