What I've read from the 61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list.
(And what I haven't read may be my new must-read list.)
(And I really enjoyed the icons/criteria Carolyn Kellogg uses..."self contradictory plot"...my kind of book.)
William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Haruki Murakami's "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle"
Milan Kundera's "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"
Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis"
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"
Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything Is Illuminated"
William Faulkner's "Absalom! Absalom!"
Dave Eggers' "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius"
Geoff Dyer's "Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D. H. Lawrence"
William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch"
Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin"