Eve Tushnet has posted a list of books that have influenced her:
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions.
Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind.
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov; Notes from Underground.
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk.
Maggie Gallagher, Enemies of Eros; The Abolition of Marriage; The Case for Marriage (co-author with Linda Waite).
Eugene Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made.
Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom.
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson.
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed; The Screwtape Letters; The Problem of Pain.
Alisdair MacIntyre, After Virtue.
Charles Murray, Losing Ground and What It Means to Be a Libertarian.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals; Beyond Good and Evil; The Gay Science; The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music; Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion.
P.J. O’Rourke, All the Trouble in the World; Eat the Rich; Parliament of Whores; Modern Manners; Holidays in Hell.
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia; 1984; The Road to Wigan Pier; selected Orwell essays.
Plato, The Symposium.
Paul Rahe, Republics Ancient and Modern.
Philip Roth, Sabbath’s Theater.
The Portable Enlightenment Reader..
Antonin Scalia et al., A Matter of Interpretation.
William Shakespeare, King Lear; Hamlet; Macbeth; Henry IV 1&2; Henry V; Richard II; Love’s Labours Lost; Measure for Measure; A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
R.W. Southern, The Making of the Middle Ages.
Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History.
Donna Tartt, The Secret History.
I think I might do the same thing. If you do please let me know (send the link or email me).