Seton Hall University

SHU Reads!

Book cover for Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson depicting grass and trees. 2022 SHU Reads! Selection: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Stevenson’s book is the powerful true story of his life as a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to promoting justice and defending the poor, mistreated, and wrongly condemned.

SHU Reads! Common Reading Experience 

Students at Seton Hall University begin their common learning experience in the summer before their first year. Since 2003, all incoming first-year students have read a common book over the summer to introduce them to academic and student life at Seton Hall. The SHU Reads! nominated text presents a shared experience intended to foster thoughtful discussion and engagement in University Life, the first-year English classes, and throughout the academic year. Learn more about the Fall SHU Reads Contest here.

Previous Selections:

  • 2021: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • 2020: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • 2019: Educated by Tara Westover
  • 2018: Coming of Age at the End Of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet by Julie Dunlap and Susan Cohen
  • 2017: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • 2016: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • 2015: The Ledge by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan
  • 2014: Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
  • 2013: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • 2012: This I Believe
  • 2011: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Jennifer Skloot