10 classic books everyone must read in their lives

For some, summer reading is nothing more than a chore. And for others, it is a welcomed assignment, one that provides the most delicious kind of escape on a hot summer morning or a rainy afternoon.

In honor of back to school starting, we've asked our editors to choose their favorite summer reading books and the stories, either fiction or nonfiction, that left an immeasurable impression. From Anne Frank to John Steinbeck, Harper Lee to J.D. Salinger, here are the stories that changed our lives. How many have you read? 

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