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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
On Intelligence
Sandra Blakeslee, Jeff Hawkins
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
John Updike, George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Carl Sagan, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, Christopher Hitchens, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Joseph Conrad, Ibn Warraq, Martin Gardner, Karl Marx, Bertrand Russell, A.C. Grayling, Pe
Candide - Voltaire
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Modern Library Classics)

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, Jeffrey Eugenides Great read. The first half is replete with Wilde's wonderful witticisms, especially Lord Henry's lines, and is a lot of fun to read. Towards the end, Dorian Gray's character grows considerably fleshier and more interesting, the book grows palpably darker, and this is where the real substance of the book lies. To sum up, great writing, with a little bit for everyone, all within a relatively small novel.