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…