Summer Reading

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If you're looking for something different from the conventional "beach read," check out Listverse's "Top 10 Books That Changed the World," "10 More Books that Changed the World," and "Another 10 Books That Changed the World." Of course, the titles selected are highly subjective--and the author acknowledges that--but I found the justifications for each quite interesting. I'm a little disappointed the author so heavily depended on Wikipedia, though, and not sources like Contemporary Literary Criticism (online access, PSU only), Norton critical editions, or Cambridge companions.

A few titles from Listverse's selections:

Either/Or (1843) - Soren Kierkegaard (Listverse description)
The Second Sex (1949) - Simone de Beauvoir (Listverse description)
Things Fall Apart (1958) - Chinua Achebe (Listverse description)
Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D. Salinger (Listverse description)
Moby Dick (1851) - Herman Melville (Listverse description)
A Study in Scarlet - (1887) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (first "Sherlock Holmes" mystery) (Listverse description)

Do you have other titles to recommend?

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thanks this is giving me an idea on this coming summer,

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