Mine are in alphabetical order by title because I didn't feel like using up the emotional energy to put them in order by favorites.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace -- such a thrilling book, full of drama and adventure and awesome story-telling. The movie is good, but the book is better.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller -- once I got the hang of the circular storytelling style, I adored this book, and I laughed and laughed and laughed over it. Not family-friendly, though, just so you know.
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey -- the adorable adventures of one young man in the middle of America in the middle of the last century.
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks -- imaginative and awesome, though it does have a couple cuss words. A young boy named Omri discovers he can magically turn his action figures real. I feel like Little Bear and Boo-Hoo Boone are my friends.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson -- David Balfour and Alan Breck Stewart are just irresistible in their Scottish awesomeness.
The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan -- the fascinating story of the Allies' invasion of Normandy on D-DAY during WWII. Again, the movie is good, but the book is better.
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton -- I have a fondness for stories of hoodlums and J.D.s, and this classic is the best of the best.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier -- gothic romance in the 20th century, full of intrigue and enchantment. Also, random thing about this book and the one above it: in both of them, when the protagonist tells their name to a new acquaintance for the first time, the acquaintance says it's "an unusual and lovely name."
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin -- the best YA mystery I've ever read. I make myself wait at least 5 years between readings so it will all feel a bit fresh and I won't remember everything about what happens.
Okay, those are mine. What're yours?