The Bible (King James Version) Tho I'm no religionist (nor believer), I find it astounding to read.
Paradise Lost (Milton) If only I were able to express myself (in modern terms) anything near "Sir Eloquence."
The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. The master of macabre is a necessity.
Tom Robbins Collection (I just got 'Half Asleep'...'jitterbug'...'Even cowgirls'...as a set) He's my favorite modern American writer.
The "Conversations with God" series. Alot of truth in these books, methinks.