10 Must-Read Books for August

Further Reading…..

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Even though the season technically goes until the end of September, August is the end of summer proper, so that means you have one more month left of real beach reading and lazy days spent flipping through new books. After the jump, ten books to get pumped about in the next few weeks. What are you most excited to read? Sound off in the comments.

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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

Read and Read it all…until your eyes bleed

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The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. Of course, this is by its very nature an absurd undertaking, and many books have gotten the short end of the stick — there’s no other way to do it. The choices here are influenced by the following: the stipulation that any specific author should not be chosen for more than one year, a general focus on fiction over other genres, and the tastes/whims/glaring prejudices of Flavorwire’s literary editor. Feel free to argue in the comments, but…

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