AugustSun's "Recommended Reading List for the Well Educated Adult"
Thanks to Jsherry, I’ve adapted my own list. As a high school English teacher, I would LOVE to give out/create a list for my students. I also had one when I was younger, but it was a compilation from other peers.
I think my list will keep some major classics, remove some of the history/non-fiction books, and add some modern influential novels. Most of all, they will be books I really liked.
So often on these lists, I am ambiovolent about the title, so I plan to stick with books that are socially important AND that I truly enjoyed because I either fell for the character(s) or they made me think.