HuffPost's Eyes & Ears     First Posted: 11/08/09 05:12 AM ET   Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

While President Obama was lounging on Martha's Vineyard we asked readers to suggest books he should read. Hundreds of people responded with suggestions ranging from easy-to-digest novels to political tracts -- including the President's own campaign speeches. Below are your suggestions:

Sea of Poppies
seppoyank: This engaging historical fiction takes readers back to the time of the Opium Wars. A breathtaking cast of characters is brought together by the former slave ship "The Ibis," and as their lives converge, the implications of colonialism, racism, slavery and caste boil to the surface. Both a page-turner and an eye-opener!
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