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I would take:

(1) Huckleberry Finn. I think this is the "Great American Novel."
(2) Moby Dick. Because it is very dense (i.e., you can occupy a lot of time reading it and figuring it out).
(3) Paradise Lost. Got to have some poetry in there.
(4) The Fairie Queen by Edmund Spensor (sp?). More poetry.
(5) The Lord of the Rings. I never get tired of it.
(6) The New Testament, King James version (I would include the Dead Sea Scrolls, if they are available and translated).

Okay now it is getting harder
(7) The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot. Got to have one heartbreakingly-sad book.
(8) The Way of Zen by Alan Watts.
(9) King Arthur/Knights of the Round Table by the original author, whose name escapes me.
(10) The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (need something from childhood in there) unless I can include the collected works of Dr. Suess.

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