I've been watching seminars at OneDayU recently.
With the pandemic, I've missed going to library talks, museum lectures, and author events at bookstores.
The five books that Rutgers Professor Louis Masur selected were:
1. Common Sense by Tom Paine (1776)
2. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beacher Stowe (1852)
3. How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis (1890)
4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1938)
Do you want to take a guess at the fifth one?
It was published in 1963.
5. Letter From a Birmingham Jail
I think The Feminine Mystique was unrightfully overlooked of course but a list is a personal thing.