Franny and Zooey
By J.D. Salinger
"This book was my introduction to theology."
Tropic of Cancer
By Henry Miller
"I didn't know you were allowed to write like that."
Rites of Spring
By Modris Eksteins
"It's probably got as much insight and wizardry as any book I've ever come across. If you read nothing else, read chapter ten, 'Spring Without End.'"