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wienerschnitzel points out Time Magazine's 100 best English-language novels from 1923-present. I could quibble with the list, but I'd much rather list what I've read (and what I plan on reading):

Already read
Animal Farm (although I read it in high school and can barely remember it)
Catcher in the Rye
Crying of Lot 49
Gravity's Rainbow
The Great Gatsby
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Infinite Jest (hell yes)
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (really?)
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings
On the Road
The Recognitions
Snow Crash (wow!)
The Sound and the Fury
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tropic of Cancer
White Noise

To Read
American Pastoral / Portnoy's Complaint
The Blind Assassin
The Big Sleep
The Corrections
White Teeth
I'm ashamed to admit that I can almost count on one hand the books from that list that I have read and can remember more than one line from. However, I can recite movies such as 'Spies Like Us' and 'Clue' word for word.
white teeth is good, but i don't know about reading it twice. ;)

i've been meaning to read the corrections for a long time--i find its author to be an official "hoot" after what he's said about oprah.

Yeah, I was sorta anti-Corrections when it came out with all the Oprah-hooha, but I've grown more and more curious over time.
the blind assasin and the corrections are worth owning... but i agree with bottlroktt... white teeth isn't the kind you'll want to read again. but it's worth it that first time :)