I'm teaching year 11 Literature for the first time next year and I get to choose my own text list (how exciting!). This is what I've (semi)settled on at the moment:
Bush Studies, by Barbara Baynton (lots of interesting possibilities)
A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams (the play and the film- I love it and the kids will love it)
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde (my colleague taught it this year and the students laughed uproariously all the way through- but that could be because she's really great at the accents)
Songs of Innocence and Experience, by William Blake (interesting comparison possibilities)
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (love it- rich in symbolism, fascinating context, all that good stuff)
I'm still playing with a few other things, too, like The Crucible, Lambs of God, The Well, Jane Eyre...
I'm a bit worried that I don't seem to have anything really contemporary, though.