I can heartily recommend Kafka's "the trial", Solzhenitsyn's "one day in the life of ivan denisovich" and Raymond Chandler's "the big sleep".
Didn't really enjoy Vonnegut's "slaughterhouse 5" or JT Leyroy's "sarah".
Currently reading Philip K Dick's "the man in the high castle", which is okay, but not as chilling / paranoid as I'd been led to believe.
What are you reading? What do you recommend?