The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I am particularly fond of I, Robot, which I was introduced to by my dad when I was 12 and home sick from school. It was the first of many science fiction novels and anthologies that I have read. I also particularly like Larry Niven’s short stories. I tend to like short stories, in general, which I find to be less common as a literary form.
Most of these books I read as a child, either purely for enjoyment or as a school requirement, but found myself fond enough with them to invest the time to reread them. One of the exceptions is Pride and Prejudice, which I bought for my wife a few years ago, after we watched the movie version (which is an excellent adaption of the book). I wanted to read the book as a comparison with the movie, and to clarify some events which aren’t clear in the film version. I discovered, much to my surprise, to have enjoyed it quite a bit. That book along with Last of the Mohicans and A Tale of Two Cities are great for getting a picture of life in a historical period–one of the reasons I have reread them all.