"Brave New World"
Fantastic book. Creepy how close to the mark Huxley was getting to our own society that far back.
A Thousand Splendid Suns, totally worth a read.
To Kill a Mocking Bird
I was only ever assigned 2 books to read in secondary school: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, and Lies of Silence by Brian Moore.
Definitely Roll of Thunder was my favourite; the other being one of my least favourite books that I have *ever* read.
Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach
Although a little explicit on content at one very brutal moment this book was amazing and showed to me pacing like no other book could. Ian McEwan can show the wingbeats of a hummingbird in slow motion before heartbreakingly speeding through the rest of someones life. A beautiful but ultimately sad read which wouldn't of been found without my college teacher.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Brave New World, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I really enjoyed all of these books.
My favourite is quite recent actually. I was assigned "Del-Del" by Victor Kelleher. It was a really bizarre novel but it was fun to write an essay about!
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
I look forward to the day that we start seeing TFiOS pop onto this list.
Oh, My favourite was probably LotF.