You know Spoons that is an excellent question, I have a few I think people should read at least once
Umm, for the lovelorn romantic, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Wuthering Heights...are just a few
Watership Down, which I just recently finished...beautiful read
The Memory of Running
Breakfast of Champions
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
The Color Purple
Of Mice and Men
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, which is also in King's 1982 novella collection called "Different Seasons"
Also to note the movies Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me were adapted for the screen from two of King's stories in the collection "Different Seasons", which obviously Shawshank Redemption would be the first, Stand by Me from the story "The Body"