1.  The Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkein

Remember all those freaks and geeks you gave swirlies to in high school?  They run Google now.  (Some of them write geeky law/lit blogs, but you’re not marketing to me.)   

2.  Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

After this, every corporate structure deposition you ever attend will seem witty, enjoyable, and deeply fulfilling.   

3.  Lord of the Flies, William Golding

This is what happens when depositions are not witty, enjoyable or deeply fulfilling and few judges will accept telephone calls from the conference room these days.

4.  Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis

You know why.

5.  Ulysses, James Joyce

Opposing parties are sometimes pro se and they love to handwrite their pleadings.