In his book "On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft" the popular author Stephen King has some advice for aspiring young writers. One of it is to read as much as you can. As a help to get started and find interesting and well-written books there is a list of recommendations at the end of the book. These are not his all-time favorite books, but books that he has read over the period of four years before publishing "On Writing". The books influenced his writing on the stories "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon", "Hearts in Atlantis", "From a Buick Eight" and "On Writing" itself. They can work as inspiration for young writers or as pure entertainment.
These are the books that Stephen King personally recommends.