Inspired by @daisystella - super hard to choose. I have a 'desert island' list that I'll cull from:
  1. Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
    Voyeuristic and beautiful. Nothing like reading other people's mail.
  2. The Magicians by @levgrossman
    Love this series about teenage, angsty magicians that grow up to be older, angsty magicians.
  3. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
    If you haven't met Anna, Maryann, Michael and the rest yet, then you need to immediately.
  4. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
    Like visiting another planet. In a really good way.
  5. On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya Maclaren
    A great tale of a loving family struggling to remember they're a loving family.
  6. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    Lyra. She's the awesome at heroine ever.
  7. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
    I loved that Death narrates this tale. One of a few books about World War II I've been able to read.
  8. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
    Yoshimoto (and her translator) are amazing. Great, heartfelt, touching story.
  9. Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
    When I interviewed for my job at the Barn & Nob I used a synopsis of this book to 'sell' my interviewer. And then got hired.
  10. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
    I read this entire series over the past summer. So good they've been added to the 'desert island' list.