Flavorwire's 51 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013
The choices here are influenced by the following: the stipulation that any specific author should not be chosen for more than one year, a general focus on fiction over other genres, and the tastes/whims/glaring prejudices of Flavorwire's literary editor. Feel free to argue in the comments, but keep it nice. Unless you're Martin Amis.
avg. score: 6 of 51 (13%)
required scores: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10