Alice in Wonderland, Crime and Punishment, the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, My Life on the Mississippi, Cyrano de Bergerac . I looked for a list and found this one: http://artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14/100-must-read-books-the-essential- mans-library/. Ignore the "man" because these are books that literate people should know and read. There are descriptions so you can know which to choose.
Jane Eyre, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo. . all great reads and can be purchased on audio CD to listen to while doing something else like working out, riding a bus, or in a car on your way to work.