I generally do not read books more than once, because there are too many I haven't read, so these are the major landmarks for me. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce My introduction to Joyce was Dubliners, but the way that the text matured with Stephen won me over. The innocence to the melancholy to the the deep conversations bubbling up to the moment of creative inspiration, it just resonated so strongly with me at the time. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Hey, it got me into reading. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Racial identity explored into identity in general has never been so well-expressed. Our Posthuman Future by Francis Fukuyama I'm a nerd that loves technology, or rather its possibilities. After reading the garbage that is Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near, I was relieved to find that there is actually a book with rigor on the topic of technological developments and the societal impact that they may have. Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant This short book literally turned my perspective of the world inside out and plunged me into a world of terribly long and boring passages, just because I want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. The Stranger by Albert Camus My gateway to absurdism, existentialism, and philosophy in general.