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21 Books You Should Finally Finish Reading This Summer

It's the middle of July guys. That means not only is summer really, actually happening, it is HALFWAY DONE. We asked our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr to take serious stock of what they are doing with their lives (what books they are reading) and tell us which ones they will finally finish this summer. What follows is a sampling of their answers.

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1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

"Cloud Atlas. Started it Christmas time. FInally have time to read it. Love it." -Jan M. via Facebook.
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"Cloud Atlas. Started it Christmas time. FInally have time to read it. Love it." -Jan M. via Facebook.

2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"One Hundred Years of Solitude *hides*" - @amykate75 via Twitter.
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"One Hundred Years of Solitude *hides*" - @amykate75 via Twitter.

3. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom Spanbauer

"I just ordered ,The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, by Tom Spanbauer, I've been wanting to read that for years." - Nicki A. via Facebook.
Via sanjose.com

"I just ordered ,The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, by Tom Spanbauer, I've been wanting to read that for years." - Nicki A. via Facebook.

4. Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R R Martin

"Finally going to finish the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Only one more book left!" - Kody S. via Facebook.
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"Finally going to finish the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Only one more book left!" - Kody S. via Facebook.

5. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

"Grapes of Wrath. I'm a ridiculously slow reader." - darkoyster via Tumblr.
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"Grapes of Wrath. I'm a ridiculously slow reader." - darkoyster via Tumblr.

6. Intensity by Dean R Koontz

"Intensity by Dean R. Koontz. Have seen the made for TV mini series many, many times...Great movie, very suspenseful." - Gina W. via Facebook.
Via youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com

"Intensity by Dean R. Koontz. Have seen the made for TV mini series many, many times...Great movie, very suspenseful." - Gina W. via Facebook.

7. Ulysses by James Joyce

"Ulysses, I'm determined to finish it this time!...This will be my third try, I'm determined!" - Bonnie B. via Facebook.
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"Ulysses, I'm determined to finish it this time!...This will be my third try, I'm determined!" - Bonnie B. via Facebook.

8. The Ring by Koji Suzuki

"The Ring by Koji Suzuki and the hundreds (50 or so books) I still have to read." - asktheguardianofhappiness via Tumblr.
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"The Ring by Koji Suzuki and the hundreds (50 or so books) I still have to read." - asktheguardianofhappiness via Tumblr.

9. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

"Life of Pi. There, I feel better already." - @johnttimm via Twitter.
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"Life of Pi. There, I feel better already." - @johnttimm via Twitter.

10. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

"The book I will finally read this summer is Gravity's Rainbow. So...goodbye for the summer." - @Clink503 via Twitter.
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"The book I will finally read this summer is Gravity's Rainbow. So...goodbye for the summer." - @Clink503 via Twitter.

11. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

"There are a lot of ways I could answer this, but I’m going to go with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde." - bodyofyears via Tumblr.
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"There are a lot of ways I could answer this, but I’m going to go with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde." - bodyofyears via Tumblr.

12. Shogun by James Clavell

"Shogun by James Clavell. I'm halfway through - page 600!" -Kristen B. via Facebook.
Via cd1.leviathyn.com

"Shogun by James Clavell. I'm halfway through - page 600!" -Kristen B. via Facebook.

13. In Darkest Africa, Volume I & 2 by Henry Morton Stanley

"In Darkest Africa (vol 1 & 2) by Henry Morton Stanley (the 1890 edition that has always been so intimidatingly large at 850+ pages per volume). Now that I ride the bus regularly, I'm going to get through the entire story." - Curtiss M. via Facebook.
Via bradfordmidlandhotel.com

"In Darkest Africa (vol 1 & 2) by Henry Morton Stanley (the 1890 edition that has always been so intimidatingly large at 850+ pages per volume). Now that I ride the bus regularly, I'm going to get through the entire story." - Curtiss M. via Facebook.

14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

"American Gods. I can't believe I haven't read it yet. :facepalm:" - @staceyigraham via Twitter.
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"American Gods. I can't believe I haven't read it yet. :facepalm:" - @staceyigraham via Twitter.

15. Babel-17 by Samuel R Delany

"Babel-17. I will finish you, you mind-twisting pretzel of a crackerjack!" - dylanehoover via Tumblr.
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"Babel-17. I will finish you, you mind-twisting pretzel of a crackerjack!" - dylanehoover via Tumblr.

16. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

"The entire Harry Potter series. I skipped it when it came out because I was heavy into Anne Rice and also highly averse..." - forgotn1 via Tumblr.
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"The entire Harry Potter series. I skipped it when it came out because I was heavy into Anne Rice and also highly averse..." - forgotn1 via Tumblr.

17. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

"East of Eden. BOOM! Finally." - windysmile23 via Tumblr.
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"East of Eden. BOOM! Finally." - windysmile23 via Tumblr.

18. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

"If on Winter's Night a Traveler by Italio Calvino because after I'm done with the A Song of Ice and Fire series I really want to read that novel and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas back to back." - quietprofanity via Tumblr.
Via threeguysonebook.com

"If on Winter's Night a Traveler by Italio Calvino because after I'm done with the A Song of Ice and Fire series I really want to read that novel and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas back to back." - quietprofanity via Tumblr.

19. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

"Outlander by Diana Gabaldon from beginning." - @EdRocket88 via Twitter.
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"Outlander by Diana Gabaldon from beginning." - @EdRocket88 via Twitter.

20. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"I plan to read Love in the Time of Cholera, in memory of Gabriel Garcia Marquez." - mythstify via Tumblr.
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"I plan to read Love in the Time of Cholera, in memory of Gabriel Garcia Marquez." - mythstify via Tumblr.

21. Everything Maya Angelou

"Everything Maya Angelou. When she died I realized that I've never "gotten around to it" and I think that's stupid." - last-of-the-time-cats via Tumblr.

"Everything Maya Angelou. When she died I realized that I've never "gotten around to it" and I think that's stupid." - last-of-the-time-cats via Tumblr.

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