1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Because it was so good that even having to read it at school didn’t ruin it.
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
What’s going on with YA novels? Some of them are so awesome! Case in point. A completely fresh, engrossing fantasy world. (And book 3's out later this year!)
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Because almost every page blew me away with her delicious sense of magic.
4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Because the main character talked in capitals. And it was brilliant. And then it made me cry.
5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Because the story seemed almost too ambitious ... and then she nailed it, bigtime.
6. Boy by Roald Dahl
Because he was a master ... and kind of like the 'Santa of books' of my childhood.
7. Sum by David Eagleman
Because I love books that make me think of things I’ve never, ever thought before.
8. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Because it made me laugh out loud, a lot.
9. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
10. Harry Potter (any of the 7) by J.K. Rowling
I think this one’s obvious ... fine storytelling and an author well-paid.How about you ... what are some of your favourites?