Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?

I’ve been on Seton Hill’s summer reading committee for the past couple years. (My suggestion a couple years ago of Little Brother did not make it, and I was rooting for another colleague’s recent suggestion of Ender’s Game.  This year we considered The Kite Runner and The Last Lecture, but rejected them as downers. So it’s Three Cups of Tea.) As a committee, we’ve wondered whether our primary goal is…