For the 75th. anniversary of the magazine Parade, Ann Patchett and her colleagues at Parnassus Books have put together a list of the 75 best books (fiction and non-fiction) of the last 75 years. You can find their choices here, and a supporting article here.
Any favourites on the list? I can claim to have read a measly 12 of the 75 - some gems among them - but as a whole the Parnassus selection is well worth keeping as a reminder of gaps in one's reading, and books to look out for.