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10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

This week, we came across this list of 'books you really should have read in high school' over at MSNBC's Today Books. While their picks are definitely classics, most of which we did in fact have t...

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The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers' demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale.... Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family....

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Just to broaden your point of view on human/animal behavior and evolution

Beach reading essential. Being an English teacher doesn't mean that I read only classics by dead white men.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. One of my favorite books, read it so many times.

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

A masterpiece. An absolute MASTERPIECE. Read. Now. Beautiful cover too, eh?