(in no particular order)
Nightfall, science fiction** by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, about a people who have never seen a Nightfall. (Warning: the movie really sucks!)
T.Rex and the Crater of Doom, science non-fiction by Walter Alverez, about the discovery that an impact probably killed the dinos.
The Crucible of Time, science fiction by John Brunner, about the development of an alien race, from it's first beginnings of scientific inquiry to flight into space, and all the victories and disasters in between.
The Farside, cartoon books by Gary Larsen and Calvin and Hobbes, cartoon books by Bill Watterson.
Protected Species, science fiction short story by H.B. Fyfe, about colonization of another planet, and who is really protecting who....
The War of the Rings, trilogy by J.R.R.Tolkien. Enough said.
The Secret Guide to Computers, a really good, practical computer book by Russ Walter. He's usually awake and you can call him any time, it even says so in his book (and so I have...).
The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, comedy by Douglas Adams
about an Earthling who winds up chasing a Chesterfield sofa across the
fields of prehistoric Earth.What can I say, the author is
either love this one or they hate it.
**By science fiction, I mean science fiction,
not fantasy, horror, comic books, japanimation
or any of the other garbage that gets called science fiction these days . . .