1. Gone With The Wind: Anyone that knows me is aware of how much I love this classic about romance and survival in the Civil War era!
2. Anna Karenina: This story is haunting in its tragic beauty and aamazing prose.
3. Little House On The Prarie: This was a favorite of mine as a child. I read and reread the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder collection until the pages were falling out! While based very strongly on fact, Wilder took just enough liberties that I'll consider it fiction for this list.
4. Memoirs of a Geisha: I loved the way the culture of Japan was weaved throughout and even helped push the story along!
5. Anne of Green Gables: Another classic that I loved from childhood.
6. War and Peace: Epic! That's all I've got to say.
7. Water for Elephants: A wonderful novel that helped bring awareness of animal cruelty in circuses to more people. They story is amazing and deeply moving.
8. The Great Gatsby: A classic of the jazz age.
9. The Beautiful and The Damned: I admit, I only read it after seeing a You Tube video of Michael Praed (my not so secret crush) singing in the musical version.
10. The Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: Okay, so part of the book is set in modern times, but my favorite parts were of Vivi and her friends in the fifties. It was tragic the way that social expectations made Vivi pick a life that was not at all suited for her, tainting not only her life, but her children's as well.