This is an eclectic list, to say the least.  Did Peyton Place really change the world?  I think we missed it in UK. One similar tome which affected me was Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.  Lady Chatterley's Lover certainly changed the bookseller's world.   Thank you for the list, I have not read Giovanni's Room.
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In no particular order of importance:
On the Road (Apres moi . . .)
Giovanni's Room
The Time Machine
Peyton Place
The Plague
The Declaration of Independence
A Tale of Two Cities
In Cold Blood
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Kinsey Report
The Warren Report
Lady Chatterly's Lover