Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers is a historical romance novel set in the Gold Rush in California. The story is inspired by the book of Hosea from the Bible. Its central theme is to portray the redeeming love of God towards sinners.
"Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results." Wikipedia Awesome book, sparks debate about human nature.
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee This was my absolute favorite book as a young girl, and I still get so much out of it every time I revisit it. Atticus and Scout helped make me who I am, and that's one of the ways you know a GREAT book from a good one.