“The Catcher in the Rye” is one of those books for me that I was fortunate enough to read very early—and thusly, have reread many times since—and inspired an essential love of books (as clichéd as that sounds)
“Nineteen Eighty-Four” is, by all means, a wonderful novel, and not enough can be said in its favor.
“Of Mice and Men” is, actually, my favorite Steinbeck (and I do NOT like Steinbeck). The novel, for being so short, is absolutely ripe with theory and application that one cannot help drool over it.
"Fahrenheit 451" I like, but I think Bradbury’s masterpiece lies with “The Illustrated Man.”