The other day, Robby Feldman came to my school and held a workshop for my tenth graders. One of the slides in his presentation was a montage of books that impacted him in his life, and it was cool to look at and think about, so here's mine.
My main criteria for these books is whether I feel they impacted my life. Great books are usually ones you re-read, because you keep learning more from them. There are several short stories and philosophy papers that could be included but aren't shown above partly because I couldn't find a cover image, and also because they aren't exactly books.
One interesting thing is that although I'm an English teacher, few of the above books are specifically about teaching or education. A lot of my knowledge about teaching is from websites, other teachers, and my dad.