Check out Time's
list of the 100 "greatest" novels of all times: http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/ ... _list.html
I just stumbled across this last year some time and realized that I read a lot of them, a whole lot. I don't agree that they all belong there. Some of the ones that I read and enjoyed don't belong there. Just because you have an influence on popular culture doesn't make your book great.
That said, just because I didn't agree with some of the titles chosen for some of the authors doesn't mean that I don't like the author in question. Stephenson has done better work than SNOW CRASH, for example. And Gene Wolfe didn't make the list, which is quite probably criminal--it would be if I was in charge.
I recommend that you read as broadly as you can. Read as many titles by as many different authors as you can. And read some nonfiction about topics that interest you. Every book that you read will, hopefully, be written differently and by absorbing all those differences you can sort through them and weigh them and see what works for you. If you like the way that William Gibson delivers short snippets of prose to convey a lot of information but you also find yourself thoroughly enraptured by William Burroughs' cut-up technique you might find a way to combine them to convey your own voice.
Have fun both with the reading and the writing, that's the most important.
Il en est des livres comme du feu de nos foyers; on va prendre ce feu chez son voisin, on l’allume chez soi, on le communique à d’autres, et il appartient à tous. --Voltaire