• September 1, 2015

What They're Reading on College Campuses

1. Decision Points
by George W. Bush

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
by Jon Stewart

3. Towers of Midnight
by Jordan, Robert

4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
by David Sedaris

5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
by Jeff Kinney

7. Sh*t My Dad Says
by Justin Halpern

8. The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson

9. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
by Chelsea Handler

10. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


The Chronicle's list of best-selling books was compiled from information supplied by stores serving the following campuses: American U., Beloit College, Case Western Reserve U., College of William & Mary, Drew U., Florida State U., George Washington U., Georgetown U., Georgia State U., Harvard U., James Madison U., Johns Hopkins U., Kent State U., Pennsylvania State U. at University Park, San Francisco State U., Stanford U., State U. of New York at Buffalo, Tulane U., U. of California at Berkeley, U. of Chicago, U. of Florida, U. of Miami, U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, U. of New Hampshire, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U. of North Dakota, U. of North Texas, U. of Northern Colorado, U. of Oklahoma at Norman, Vanderbilt U., Washington State U., Washington U. in St. Louis, Wayne State U., Williams College, Winthrop U., Xavier U. (Ohio).

Reports, which include data provided by Barnes & Noble and the Follett Higher Education Group, are for sales of hardcover and paperback trade books in November.


1. redweather - December 13, 2010 at 07:58 pm

I sure hope most of that reading is being done with a kindle or some other reader. No need to cut down trees for that stuff.

2. pierce_library40 - December 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Decision Points? Really? Speaks volumes about the failure of our educational system....

3. anonscribe - December 17, 2010 at 04:38 pm

pierce - 9/11 happened when these students were 9-13. GW is the reason they have Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. These 18-22 year-olds no doubt have close friends who opted to serve in the military/go to academy instead of going to a civilian university. It would be profoundly strange if they weren't interested in GW's book, given the profound influence he's had on their (our) lives.

Just because you read a book doesn't mean you approve of its content.

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