Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”, Mahatma Gandhi.
The list of books is based in part from a list presented on with some adjustments. I have read titles in bold.

Atwood, Margaret : Cat’s Eye
Auster, Paul : New York Trilogy
Balzac de, Honoré :The Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans
Boccaccio, Giovanni : The Dekameron
Böll, Heinrich : The Clown Brecht, Bertold : The Good Person of Szechwan
Brontë, Charlotte : Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily : Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert : The Outsider
Canetti, Elias :Auto da Fe/ The Tower of Babel
Capote, Truman : In Cold Blood
Carrol, Lewis : Alice in Wonderland
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de : Don Quixote
Chandler, Raymond :Farewll, My Lovely
Chatwin, Bruce : The Songlines
Coetzee, J. M. : Waiting for the Barbarians
Defoe, Daniel : Robinson Crusoe
DeLillo, Don: Libra
Dickens, Charles : Oliver Twist
Dirie, Waris : Desert Flower
Djian, Philippe : Betty Blue – 37.2 Degrees in the Morning
Döblin, Alfred : Berlin Alexanderplatz
Duras, Marguerite : The Lover
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich : The physicists
Eco, Umberto : Baudolino
Ellis, Bret Easton : American Psycho
Feuchtwanger, Lion : Success
Follett, Ken : The Eye of the Needle
Fontane, Theodor : Effi Briest
Forsyth, Frederick : The Day of the Jackal
Frisch, Max : I’m not Stiller
García Márquez, Gabriel : One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gide, André : The Counterfeiters
Goethe von, Wolfgang Johann : Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
Golding, William : Lord of the Flies
Gordimer, Nadine : The Pickup
Grass, Günter : The Tin Drum
Heller, Joseph : Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest : For Whom the Bell Tolls
Hoffmann, T. E. A. : The Sandman
Huxley, Aldous : Brave New World
Inoue, Yasushi : The Hunting Gun
Ishiguro, Kazuo : The Remains of the Day
Jin, Ha : Waiting
Joyce, James : Ulysses
Kafka, Franz : The Trial
Kästner, Erich : The Animals Conference
Kipling, Rudyard : The Jungle Book
Kraus, Karl : The Last Days of Mankind: a Tragedy in Five Acts
Kundera, Milan : The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Lenz, Siegfried : German Lesson
Lessing, E. Gotthold : Nathan the Wise
Mann, Heinrich : The Blue Angel
Mann, Thomas : Buddenbrooks
Moore, Brian : The Statement
Mulisch, Harry : The Discovery of Heaven
Murakami, Haruki : Kafka on the Shore
Musil, Robert : The Man Without Qualities
Naipaul, V. S. : A Bend in the River
Ondaatje, Michael : The English Patient
Orwell, George : Animal Farm
Ovid : Metamorphoses “Transformations”
Oz, Amos : Elsewhere, Perhaps
Parks, Tim : Destiny
Plenzdorf, Ulrich : The new Sorrows of Young W.
Roth, Joseph : The Radetzky March
Rushdie, Salman : The Satanic Verses
Sartre, Jean-Paul : Nausea
Schiller von, Friedrich : Don Carlos
Schroeder, Bernd : The Madonnina
Shakespeare, William : Romeo and Juliet
Singer, B. Isaac : Shadows on the Hudson
Steinbeck, John : The Grapes of Wrath
Stendhal: Scarlet and Black, Red and Black, The Red and the Black
Tolstoy Leo : War and Peace
Chekhov, Anton :The Lady with the Dog
Tucholsky, Kurt : Castle Gripsholm. A Summer Story
Twain, Mark : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Vanderbeke, Birgit : Alberta empfängt einen Liebhaber (not translated?)
Vargas Llosa, Mario : The Feast of the Goat
Wassermann, Jakob : The Maurizius Case
Wilde, Oscar : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Zweig, Stefan : The Royal Game (or Chess Story)


Albus, Volker : Icons of Design: The 20th Century
Brooks, David : Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class And How They Got There
Brothers Grimm : Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Fischer ,Peter Ernst : Die andere Bildung (english ?)
Gaarder, Jostein : Sophie’s World
Gombrich, Ernst H. : The Story of Art
Haffner, Sebastian : The Meaning of Hitler
Hawking, Stephen : A Brief History of Time
Hawking, Stephen and Mlodinow, Leonard : The Grand Design
Höffe, Otfried : Kleine Geschichte der Philosophie (english ?)
Huntington, Samuel : Clash of Civilizations
Machiavelli, Niccolo : The Prince
Marx, Karl : Capital, Volume I
Keynes, John Maynard: General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Schwab, Gustav : Die schönsten Sagen des klassischen Altertums (english ?)
Smith, Adam : An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations/The Wealth of Nations
Tibi, Bassam : Crusade and Jihad: Islam and the Christian World

Project Gutenberg
Good link collection
Many free e-book links