Most of the books I like are murder mysteries/ thrillers/ fictions since these are my favorite genres. Here's my list: 1.) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson 2.) The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson 3.) The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson - Steig Larsson, in my opinion, is one of the best author's I've ever known. He's absolutely brilliant. It's rare for me to find a mystery that really, really gets you thinking. There's so much suspense in his novels that the pages (and time) just flies by. At one point, you'll make your conclusions about something and then you'll find a bomb being dropped on you and then you'll be shocked. I really recommend his trilogy. I'm sure you'll love it to. 4.) Dansu Dansu Dansu by Haruki Murakami 5.) A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami - His books are an absolute art. If you don't appreciate artistic writing or "reading between the lines", then you probably won't enjoy his books. 6.) Kiss The Girls- James Patterson - This book changed me in some way. It was the first novel I've read that really shocked me and opened my eyes to so many things and issues about rape, sexual trysts, harems, orgies, drugs and even issues with the police. I loved this book because it made my heart palpitate and my eyes pop out. One of the best suspense novels out there. ^^b 7.) Harry Potter series- J.K. Rowling - LOL don't laugh. But when I was younger, I was completely infatuated with this series to the point of obsession. Her humor, writing style and form is great and she stands out among the fantasy writes not only because her books turned into one of the most successful movie series, but because Harry Potter satisfies the thirst of hungry readers who want to know more about the world that can't be. 'Til today, I continue to re-read her series again and again. I'm reaching my 8th time re-reading the whole thing (from book 1- 7). Maybe I should add, she was the one who got me to start writing my own stories. Reading her stuff improved my vocabulary as well. 8.) Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - This book is a gem. The only reason I found this one is because it got transferred in my paper bag from a book sale. I like this book because it has a lot of humor (which I like), mystery (which I love) and sweet recipes in between. Something for the ladies. 9.) Does she, or Doesn't she? by Alisa Kwitney - Chick lit at its finest. LOL Actually, I just added this 'cause it's a really hilarious book loaded with British humor that we all love. A few pluses (for more mature readers) is her oversexualized fantasies featuring herself and the hot guy fixing her plumbing, funny clues about her husband's biggest secret ever (an affair? or is it something else? haha), and dealing with her crazy life in between. I've read this book a million times because it is a serious guilty pleasure. Go read it, I dare you. 10.) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli - This book has a lot of heart. So much heart in fact that once in a while, you'd feel your own myogenic organ squeeze in response. I read this when I was in the 4th grade, and it still remains one of my favorites. The sequel of the book, Love Stargirl delivers the same loving caress of a teenage innocent and is worth every minute. I actually have a lot more book in my mind-- some from Mitch Albom, Paulo Coelho and Sophie Kinsella-- but I'll probably recommend them next time if I find the time.