November 20, 2018
A comment on a recent study noting the unchallenging nature of common reading program books.
October 12, 2018
Common reading programs should be for exposing college students to excellent literature, not propaganda.
October 2, 2018
A summary of Beach Books and links to more info.
Beach Books 2017-2018 is the eighth installment of NAS's survey of common reading programs.
October 1, 2018
RSVP for the launch of Beach Books 2017-2018 at First Things. A live stream of the launch event is available.
August 28, 2018
A common reading program deserving of replication.
July 19, 2017
NAS's David Randall will examine the common reading genre (parochial, contemporary, juvenile, and progressive) and recommend specific reforms to push colleges to select better common readings.
July 13, 2017
Those who want to see the best practices for a college common reading program, David Randall argues, should look at Florida College.
July 5, 2017
Recent articles on college summer reading assignments noting NAS's analysis in Beach Books.
May 24, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: NAS releases Beach Books 2016-2017: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class? The annual study surveys the strength of college common reading across the United States.
A report on the books assigned in 2016–2017 as "common reading."