In order from my most favorite to my less than most favorite. They are all phenomenal and my ranking is based on their special meaning to me and nothing more.
  1. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  2. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  3. The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
  4. The Shining by Stephen King
  5. A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez
  6. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  8. A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  9. The River of Kings by Taylor Brown
  10. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  12. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  14. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  15. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
  16. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  17. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  18. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  19. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  20. The Absolutist by John Boyne
  21. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  22. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  23. The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  24. Hide by Matthew Griffin
  25. Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham