mmmm . . . id say "light in august" by william faulkner . . . i know its not on your list but i just read "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald and it was AMAZING
but if you really want to be metal you should read one of those really long viking sagas . . .
"I only got the sunny hours, the brightest hours of day
I never count the gloomy hours, I let them slip away"
-Long Beach Dub Allstars