Can I mention a famous book in my novel?

I was at kboards the other day and stumbled upon a timely thread titled, Legality of quoting the bible and referencing popular culture.

I’m glad I read it because doing so forced me to research a question I had.  See, in my first draft of Book 2 of The Nome Trilogy Chronicles, I reference 3 well-known books. One of them is the Bible, by the way.  All I do is mention the titles of these books and a character avoids reading them because they are thicker than he would like.

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