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In recent years, a growing number of colleges and universities have begun assigning "common reads" — books that all incoming freshmen must read over the summer and prepare to discuss in their first week on campus.
We also asked for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. You wrote back with more than 70 suggestions for books about the environment, war and peace, religion, race in America and more. Below are 10 of your recommendations.
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- Military Memoirs Offer Unfiltered View of Iraq War
- President Obama And 'The Violence Of Peace'
- David Brooks' Smart, Messy Theory Of Everything
- 'Griftopia': The Financial Crisis Easily Explained
- Tom Wolfe Goes to College with 'Charlotte Simmons'
- Tom Wolfe's 'I Am Charlotte Simmons'
- 'Things They Carried' Back From Vietnam
- 'The Things They Carried,' 20 Years On
- 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon
- Three Books About Dads Who Love Dangerously
- 'An Ordinary Man' Navigates Rwanda's Genocide
- Paul Rusesabagina, No 'Ordinary Man'
- Plato's 'Republic' Still Influential, Author Says