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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
Neuromancer
1984
On the Road
The Recognitions
Slaugherhouse-Five
Snow Crash (wow!)
The Sound and the Fury
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tropic of Cancer
White Noise

To Read
American Pastoral / Portnoy's Complaint
Beloved
The Blind Assassin
The Big Sleep
The Corrections
White Teeth
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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.
oops!

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 :)