@dkdykstra: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
I love how the novel unfolds from the different female characters' points of view. A man takes his family to Africa to serve as missionaries, then stays even though the political climate is dangerous. Each segment starts with narration from the mom, then continues with each sister. The images they paint are still vivid in my mind (I read the book 10 years ago). The anger I felt toward the father when I read it is still palpable, too.
Libwithattitude: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I enjoy reading books set in the 2nd World War and this one kept me enthralled, although it is quite a long read. It had excitement and sadness and made me cry. I liked that it is based on fact and would read it again.....but there are so many other books I want to read!
@SpandrewQ: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
They say revenge is a dish best served cold. Edmond Dantes serves it sub zero. The way in which he takes his revenge on those who betray him beggars belief. A must read!
clouter1 : To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Read this when in school and it never really got my attention. Read it 10 years later when a bit more mature and couldn't put it down, an amazing book! A must-read for everyone
@matthljones: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Satire at its best. Ever wondered where Yahoo came from...?