Garfunkel's list of favourites is actually in chronological order, or more precisely, the order in which Art read them. You'd think such a list would be more likely to start with Go Dog Go...
As for trying to match-up lists, here's mine.
6. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights - High school english. Relly not down with the Victorians. Hated this book...
15. Robert A. Caro, The Power Broker - a fantastic book that could double as a cinder block. Perhaps the largest book in my collection.
21. Stephen King, The Shining - read it after seeing the movie in the mid-80s.
24. Robert M. Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle - read it in 1990 or so because everyone else did. Don't recall a thing about it.
26. Marcel Proust, Swann's Way - always makes me think of A.J. Leibling's great quote: Imagine what he could have written if he'd eaten something more substantial. I've started it many times (we even own two different sets of translations) but I've never made it very far...
28. Fydor Dostoevsky, The Idiot - read this one for, of all things, a Poli Sci course
29. Robertson Davies, Fifth Business - I think there's a by-law that requires all Canadians to read this in high school.
30. Jack Kerouac, On the Road - wanted to like it more than I did.
41. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - first year English Lit
44. Saint Augustine, Confessions - second year Political Philosophy
48. D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel - Ugh. Another piece of school required reading. Didn't dig it.
56. Henry David Thoreau, Walden - some people really should live alone in the woods.
61. J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories - how big is an elephant?
82. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan - more second year political philosophy
88. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground - I read it, but I don't have a punchline.
89. George Eliot, Middlemarch - Thanks but no thanks to Grade 10 English. Hated it.
90. Francis Parkman, The Oregon Trail - haven't read the book, but in the video game version I couldn't get enough of deer hunting (I often died of cholera).
92. E.L. Doctorrow, Billy Bathgate - went through a huge Doctorow jag in 1992 or so and then he wrote the Waterworks and I don't think I've read him since.
102. Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations - read and re-read too many times.
112. Franz Kafka, The Trial - reminds me of a girlfriend from 1986.
115. Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy - One of my Poli Sci profs was obssessed with Kissinger. I read this to score brownie points.
118. Stendahl, The Red and the Black - one of my best pal's favourite books, read it to humour him. Pretty good read.
126. D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers - read it in first year English Lit.
Upon further reflection, if it weren't for high school English and two or three courses at uni, I don't know that I'd have read more than three of the books on his list.
I'll echo other comments, astounded that the Great Gatsby isn't on here...