This list looks pretentious, but I am an English teacher. These are books that I return to often.
  1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  3. The Inferno by Dante Aligheri
  4. Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
  5. Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  8. King Lear by William Shakespeare
  9. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe