This year's book for summer reading.
Summertime and reading a great book seem to go together like sand, surf, and seagulls. As we head toward the downhill side of the season, we recall those novels or biographies that we have read on the beach or at the camp.
At Tech, the Reading as Inquiry program is in its eighth year, and it gives incoming first-year students a common book to read before coming to campus.
It's a great program. It gets the students thinking about a book in more of a collegiate way, and when they get to campus, they will discuss the book with their class members and even get to hear from and meet the author.
It also involves many people across campus. Current students, faculty, and staff sign up as discussion leaders and work with the new students as they delve deeper into the work. Parents and family members, too, can get involved.
This year, the book is The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. Information about the program and the book is here.
Those new students and our returning Huskies will be here before too long, and many will be sharing this memory of summer, before hitting all those other books.
Dennis '92, '09