The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken. This could easily earn two places on my list, but I’ll try to control myself.
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. (If I’d read this book first, I might never have read anything else.)
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. (This is my teen’s fave book, and anything that makes a teen smile repeatedly has got to be in my top ten.)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. (Now you know this isn’t in order.)
Maus by Art Spiegelman
White Noise by Don DeLillo
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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