For my Folio membership 2010, I have chosen following Books. All, with one exception, Booker prize winners.
The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch
The siege of Krishnapur by Farrell
The remains of the day by Ishiguro
Midnight children by Rushdie
Schindler's ark by Keneally
Oscar and Lucinda by Carey
I added to my list, Lord of the Flies by William Golding because it is superbly illustrated by the Alaskan artist Sam Weber