Will just a list do? :P I never remember all of them at once
Mostly history based novels and criminal novels, but also sci-fi
and things that used to be sci-fi when the book was written
Some examples: "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo", "Les Trois
Mousquetaires" (and all following), "Harjunpää ja poliisin poika",
"Harjunpää ja rakkauden nälkä", "Winnetou", and sequels. "Animal
farm" was pretty interesting, as I have seen the end of Soviet
Union. "Гиперболоид инженера Гарина" is one of the best
used-to-be-sci-fi books I can recall at the moment.
"Gort Ashryn" and sequels (this still is a sci-fi book... for now)
and "Musta pori näkku!" which is about the rising of rock and punk
culture in the end of soviet union, through the eyes of a locally
famous guitar player. Title is from a line from song/poem, and
means something like: "black dirt on to your face"
Just random examples of what I like, no genre sorting or
"Elling", "The butterfly effect", "Mushrooming", "The Matrix" (only
the first), "Fight club", "Pahat pojat", "Rare exports", "Sniper"
(only the first), "Forrest Gump", "The Boondock saints" (only the
first), "Curse of the Golden Flower", "Worlds fastest indian", "No
country for old men"