Ben Myers posted this awhile ago but for some reason it just now came up on my news reader. Since I really liked this post I thought I would make my own list, strictly from books that I have read.
1. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
2. Sea Wolf - Jack London
3. Watership Down - Richard Adams
4. The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
5. Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
6. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupery
7. Barabbas - Par Lagerkvist
8. Old Goriot - Balzac
9. The Sybil - Par Lagerkvist
10. Martin Eden - Jack London (especially for those who have not published but would love to)
11. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
12. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
I should have added something by Graham Greene, or Robertson Davies, but I couldn't choose. And to be fair I am only half way through The Life of Pi but it so fascinating that I thought it warranted a spot, so perhaps it made the list by way of freshness. My list is very different than the one Ben posted, that may be a testament to the theologians we are? What would you add or subtract from this list?
UPDATE: Ben's post was a new post yet my news reader dated it 12-12-05.