Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading.  In case you’re in need of suggestions, here’s a list assembled by the New York Public Library that runs the gamut from babies to adults.  For a list with more of a history focus, check out this one from the Library of Congress.  David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, keeps a running list on his blog of books that he’s reading.

Many colleges require incoming first year students to read a book that will be discussed during orientation, as a means of exposing students to new ideas and encouraging them to become part of a community of dialogue.  Last year, the Business Insider compiled a list of 19 books being read by incoming freshmen.  Here’s the list for this year’s reading at some of the top ten colleges on the U.S. News and World Report national universities list: