My Absolute Favorite Works of Fiction

I love so many books you would think it'd be hard for me to choose a handful of absolute favorites. For some reason, though, I have a place in my soul that certain books just fall into automatically when I read them. They exist on a different plane of belovedness.
  1. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
    Magical realism. Matriarchy. The nitty-gritty of marriage. Dealing with all that one's heritage means.
  2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Delightful every time, and to me, increasingly hilarious with each read. I adore Austen's prose, and her characters feel so fresh!
  3. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
    In a world where appearances and insinuations mean so much, what does it mean to really get to know a person? How can it be done? And what might one uncover?