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4 of the books you listed are my favorites- catch 22, slaughterhouse 5, 1984, and the alchemist... the first three really add to one's perception of reality and life... the alchemist gives some hope! but i'll add anothergir said:The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Blindness, by Jose Saramago
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore (this helped me eradicate my somewhat deep-seated distaste for Christianity).
The Giver/Gathering Blue/The Messenger by Lois Lowry. I'm a kid at heart, what can I say.
Slaughterhouse Five I really enjoyed, as well as Catch-22. I loved the humor in both.
Also, the typical 1984, by George Orwell. I read this book the first time when I was about 8 years old, and I've read it every year since then. Every time I read it, I get more out of it.