I have a question to pose to the blogosphere:

If someone you knew were only going to read ten novles in their life, which ones would you recomend?

I have asked a few people to get the ball rolling for you. National Review Literary Editor Michael Potemra offered this list:

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time (7 vols.)
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment