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Submitted by dpu
dpu (525864) writes "Part of my NYR is to encourage reading as a hobby in those around me — especially my friends' children (ages 2 to 22), but my wife and I as well. There is a lot of "classic" literature out there I'm familiar with and will be pimping to the short masses here (Fahrenheit 451, To Kill A Mockingbird, In The Heat of the Night, Huckleberry Finn, Cryptonomicon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Wrinkle In Time, When Rabbit Howls, etc.), but I know many of you are much better read than I am.

What recommendations would you make? What are the books that everyone should read? I don't care if it's been banned by schools, burned by communists, or illuminated by 15th century monks. If you think everyone around you should read it, I'd love to know about it."
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What Are the Books that EVERYONE Should Read?

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  • The Art of War (Sun Tzu)
    Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (Carl Sagan)
    Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Gibbon)
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William Shirer)

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