One is very well worth reading, though, and I suggest this one. Walden by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau spent two years living in a self-made cabin on Walden Pond and during that time, he took down his thoughts on the value of solitude and self-reliance.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman This is, hands down, my favorite collection of poetry. Thousands of volunteers helped to digitize and proofread the published books. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe A man survives for twenty eight years on a tropical island, surviving cannibals and attacks by mutineers while also building some semblance of a life for himself.
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, as it is a very entertaining fictionalization of what people in the late 19th century believed that travel to the moon would actually be like. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin This is a wonderful telling of the story of a truly amazing life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde This is a horror story, but also a very timely commentary on the public face that people put out there while they sometimes hide darker things.