I'm trying to make reading a habit by creating a list of literary classics I'd like to read - you know, to become a little more cultured. Around every 6 weeks, I'm gonna have a Buy a Book Tuesday, and slowly I'm gonna go through all of the classics that I would like to read! Starting date is March 15, 2011.

Book Started On Finished On (actual/target)
Currently Reading Ulysses
James Joyce
August 9, 2011 ?/September 20, 2011

And here's my book list at the moment in no particular order - I'll be crossing out books as I finish them.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
I don't know about this book... It's very well written, but maybe I would have had more fun reading it as a kid, I guess... although I can't see myself being too interested even then. It did mention orgies at some point though so... Just an FYI.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
This book is weird. It's really about nothing. But you keep reading, and reading, and then you realize that you totally agree with the kid. If you let your kid read this, he'll probably be an asshole for a while. He may be nicer to his siblings, but that's not a promise. ...I hate phonies!!
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Moby-Dick Herman Melville
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Beautifully written book for pedophiles that can relate. Since I am not one of those, I found the descriptions of the protagonist's sexual frustrations much too disturbing and eventually boring. It got really slow and repetitive in the second half and picked up a bit in the end. Took me forever to read it, around 2-3 months.
1984 George Orwell
Holy god, was this depressing. The general atmosphere of the book was suppressive and just horrible. I had to skip a few pages towards the end where the anti-big-brother book was being read, and literally felt nauseous when reading about Winston's experience in the Ministry of Love. The idea of such a regime is extremely disturbing considering that it's not so out of this world bat-shit crazy. Eek.
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Ulysses James Joyce
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Anna Karenina Lev Tolstoy
War and Peace Lev Tolstoy
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
Native Son Richard Wright
The Trial Franz Kafka
Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce

Here are some books that I have read, enjoyed, and would recommend :)
A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
I am Legend Richard Matheson
Choke Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters Chuck Palahniuk
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
Lord of the Flies William Golding
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Patrick Suskind
Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill (only read this if you wanna get depressed)

A few notes - If you don't like Palahniuk's style, you probably won't enjoy his books. Even I got sick of it after a while. His writing is pretty racy, so beware. I wouldn't let a child read his stuff.

ALWAYS read the book before seeing the movie - Shutter Island is a prime example of that. The book was so amazing. The movie - yeah, alright. I am Legend: if you didn't see the movie, don't. If you saw the movie, read the book anyways - it's very different from the movie.

Also, anything by Agatha Christie is likely interesting. I read a few of her books a while back, and they were fun.

I was gonna add some pictures, but then got really lazy.