The Help. A recent book club selection. It was an incredible read...I laughed, I cried...literally. The emotional attachment I felt to the characters was amazing. It's unbelievable that this is the author's first novel. FYI, while the movie was good in it's own right, there really is no comparison: The book is BETTER! (no surprise there!)
The Millenium Trilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fire The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.
Sometimes graphic, but I LOVED Lisbeth Salander! Oh how I wish Mr. Larsson was still around and writing!!!!!