The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
- This one's really topping my list. The reason I like it so much, though, is because Dr. Paul Beam of UWaterloo taught it to me twice in two separate courses, and revealed something I would never have caught on my own. There's something to be said for somebody telling you what a book is about.
If you don't believe a book can straight-facedly tell you something that is an outright lie the whole time it is telling, then read this.