The penultimate post on book recommendations from our World Book Day 2011 Survey:
Lisa: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind was able to depict beautiful and extraordinary characters. Zafon was able to intertwine historical fiction, romance, mystery, a thriller and a coming of age novel splendidly. I would say this would be my all-time number one book.
Anonymous: Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fourner
Gently inspiring book - never leaves you once it's read.
mscoxenglish: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is a story that amuses and thrills, mystifies and enlightens, warms your heart and stokes your anger. It's a must for any avid reader.