Try these ones:
- Narcissus & Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
But while I heartily agree that reading classic literature is very worthwhile, I also think that reading a nonfiction book like SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs) can be a deep and rich experience, a reading experience that can change someone's life for the better.
Completely offtopic, but...
i've never been able to finish it. The repetitiveness bored me out of my skull. It's on the stack of unfinished books with, among others, On the Road (by Kerouac) and Catch-22 (by Heller). I'd rather re-read Gormenghast (by Peake), The Plague (by Camus) or any book by Marukami.
- How the Steel Was Tempered by Nikolai Ostrovsky