We have a wonderful thread here about what we are reading now, and I'm pleased that so many of us are into the copyrighted bookbound pulp and ink. At times, several of us have mentioned other books we've read before (and sometimes are re-reading). So, what have you read before that you've loved? Or despised? Or been indifferent about? If someone was just getting into reading or has time off (i.e. summer vacation), what would you suggest? Doesn't have to be SW related, can be anything in book form (no magazines, comics, newspapers, or inappropriate types [for this thread]).
As a start, my favorite book of all time is John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Will discuss it more as replies add up.