Things I Love: The Library of Congress List of Books That Shaped America

A fascinating list with short summaries of each book

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  1. What a list. I am astounded at how many of them I have read, and how many sit on my shelves awaiting their turn. Thank you for sharing this.

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    • Time to get reading, Kristen! I really like the mix of genres, time periods, and nonfiction that is included. Some of the books I’d like to read again, as many were forced upon me during high school and college. For pleasure this time!

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  2. I look at the first on the list–and agree that it shaped America–but shake my head at the ‘suggestions’ that it be edited to change certain words. And I wonder if those making the suggestions ever actually read any of Mark Twain’s books.
    Thanks for posting this list, Darla.

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    • Where did you find those suggestions on this list? I don’t see them in the summary. Maybe you mean the suggestions that have come over the years about the words he uses? I have read about that.

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