Awesome idea!!! I will add (there are lots more, I read so much)
I am listing all my favorites, including memoirs and non-fiction.
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland (novel)*
The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye (novel)*
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (memoir)
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
The Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport (novel)*
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Wise Child & Juniper both by Monica Furlong (YA fiction)*
The Poisonwood Bible by B. Kingsolver
Small Wonders by B. Kingsolver (essays)
Bean Trees & Pigs in Heaven B. Kingsolver
Angela's Ashes memoir by Frank McCourt
Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez (novel)*
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (novel)*
Tales of A Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman (memoir)
The Birth House by Ami McKay (novel)*
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (autobiographical novel)
The Pillars of The Earth
World Without End both by Ken Follett*
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (novel)
Enough for now, I will come back with Classics & non-fiction.
hey, where are those classics you promised?
Patherine Patterson - jacob have i loved is awesome! so is Bridge to terabithia (sp?)
Marion Zimmer Bradley - the Darkover series is so good. But simple must read Mists of Avalon (and any of the other Avalon books).
Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth Series is also a fabulous read.
Anything by Roald Dahl - BFG, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc
Ann McCaffrey's Pern series - a must have for any dragon lover.
Sylvia Plath (sp?) The Bell Jar
excuse my spelling - insomnia has me up way past my bedtime. LOL
Jane Yolen's Beauty - wow!
the Sister Light, Sister Dark books are awesome too....
the phantom tollbooth is another fave - not sure the author though....
Awesome thread. These are the ones that jump out at me, but there are so, so many more.
Play It as It Lays - Joan Didion
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
White Noise - Don Delilo
Mao II - Don Delilo
A Tale of Love and Darkness - Amos Oz
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
Already Dead - Denis Johnson
Angels - Denis Johnson
Sometimes a Great Notion - Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Despair - JM Coetzee
Third Policeman - Flann Obrien
Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
Underworld - Don DeLilo
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
The Ginger Man - JP Donleavy
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
Omensetter's Luck - William Gass
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunder - Carson McCullers
Housekeeping - Marianne Robinson
Gilead - Marianne Robinson
The Quiet American - Graham Greene
Of Mice and Men - Steinbeck
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh - Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michale Chabon
I really love all the books by Ellen Gilchrist, but if I had to pick one for this list, it would be The Anna Papers. She's a wonderful storyteller!
I this thread! especially as I am getting a Kindle and needed a reading list!
I loved Chiam Potok - My Name is Asher Lev and The Gift of Asher Lev. The Chosen is the one you normally see recommended. They are all great but the first two are my favs.