I got a comment on the old post about the NPR reading list, and responded back with an e-mail. Then, I thought to my self, "Self, post your own reading list."
I enjoyed the movie "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", based loosely on a comic book of the same name. What tickled my brain about it was that all of the main characters were from various 19th and early 20th century novels: Alan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, Mina Harker, Ishmael, "M", Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde, Dorian Grey, and the Invisible Man.
Up to that point, I had read 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Tom Sawyer, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and Moby Dick. So, in the summer of 2004, I hit Amazon for the titles I hadn't read:
King Solomon's Mines (Alan Quartermain) by H. Rider Haggard
The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Dracula, by Bram Stoker,
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)