On ThePickards blog, Jack Pickard suggests we should "name fifteen books that [you] have read that will always stick with [you], and also do the same thing for films that [you've] seen. In each case, we don’t have to be talking about favourites, merely stuff that has stuck with you for some reason."
I've put the books into rough chronological order based on when I read them, rather than when they were published.
1. The Silver Chair - C S Lewis
2. A Passage to India - E M Forster
3. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A Heinlein
4. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend
5. The Shining - Stephen King
6. Caution! Inflammable! - Thomas N Scortia
7. The Front Runner - Patricia Nell Warren
8. The Death of Grass - John Christopher
9. Urn Burial - Robert Westall
10. The World According to Garp - John Irving
11. A Smile in his Lifetime - Joseph Hansen
12. The Cider House Rules - John Irving
13. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J K Rowling
14. Darkest Day - Christopher Fowler
15. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
I'll post again with my films.