I don’t know that I would necessarily include Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” inasmuch as it propounded and explored a scientific theory which the Church has neither supported nor opposed. His Descent of Man, on the other hand…
Perhaps a more interesting corollary survey would be the Ten Best Books of the 19th & 20th Century.
My nominees, though not in any particular order:
Orthodoxy - GK Chesterton
The Everlasting Man - GK Chesterton
The Lord of the Rings (the entire trilogy as one since they make little to no sense alone)
Mere Christianity - CS Lewis
The Theology of the Body - JP the Great
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Ulysses - James Joyce
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
I actually had to change the name of the list from “beneficial” to “best” since I don’t know whether several of these would qualify as beneficial, good as I may regard them.