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Top 15 summer books

Shmoop   announces its Summer 2011 Reading List.
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Shmoop  announces its Summer 2011 Reading List. Students and teachers voted, haggled and campaigned online to get their favorite books to the top of the must-read list. The books in Shmoop's list are geared toward middle school through college-aged readers. Below are the top fifteen hottest books:

1. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

2. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

4. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

5. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

6. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

7. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

8. Perfume, by Patrick Suskind

9. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

10. Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote

11. Animal Dreams, by Barbara Kingsolver

12. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

13. Room, by Emma Dona

14. The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks

15. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman

To access Shmoop's Summer Reading List online, visit



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