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Summer Reading Suggested by Galen Rosenberg:

The Iliad and/or The Odyssey by Homer
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Jane Eyre by Bronte
Middlemarch by Eliot
Moby Dick by Melville
War and Peace by Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Flaubert
A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
To the Lighthouse by Woolf
The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck
Something fun to read:
Candide by Voltaire
Rebecca by Du Maurier
Peyton Place by Metalious
The Drifters by Michener
Love in the Time of Cholera by Marquez
The World According to Garp by Irving
Mama Day by Naylor
The Name of the Rose by Eco
Like Water for Chocolate by Esquivel
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Hijuelos
A few of my personal favorites (in addition to what’s above):
Main Street by Lewis
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by McCullers
Rabbit, Run by Updike
100 Years of Solitude by Marquez
Desert Solitaire by Abbey
Kate Vaiden by Price
Alias Grace by Atwood
Billy Bathgate by Doctorow
Snow Falling on Cedars by Guterson
A Gesture Life by Lee
And don’t forget to look for non-fiction about topics of personal interest to you!