Just a little list for people to add their reading recommendations to.
A few from me:
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords)
The Serpentwar Saga (Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of the Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown) and the Riftwar Saga (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon (and I'll add Prince of the Blood and the King's Buccaneer here since they happen at the same time)) by Raymond E. Feist. I'll throw in the Empire Series (Servant of the Empire, Daughter of the Empire, Mistress of the Empire) by Ramond E. Feist and Janny Wurts as well, but it takes a bit to get into.
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
The Count of Monte Cristro by Alexander Dumas
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
Illusions by Richard Bach
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (although I'd really have to recommend most of Shakespeare's works )
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (as well as other works of his such as Farenheight 451 and a number of the short stories)
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe (as well as his other works)
The poetry of John Keats
That's what I recall off the top of my head at work. I'll add to it later. Hopefully others will add to this list, as it was before the unfortunate deletion.