I tell my students who skim Spark Notes that they just cheated themselves out of a valuable educational experience.
  1. Silas Marner
  2. The Adventures of Huck Finn
  3. The Scarlet Letter
  4. Beowulf
  5. The Prince by Machiavelli
  6. All of Plato, pretty much
  7. Ulysses by James Joyce
    I tried.
  8. Gulliver's Travels
  9. On Walden Pond