I just did the "post 7 books that had an impact on your life" thing that is floating around Facebook. The books I posted, which to me seems as good a place as any to determine my absolute favorites were - A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, 11/22/63, A Man Called Ove, The Language of Flowers, Ramona The Pest, You ARe Special, and Me. As honorable mentions I'd add The Poisonwood Bible and A Long Way Down.
I have many books I love, but I'm Outlander obsessed. It's the only book series that I've read multiple times. The prologue in book 1 totally pulled me in. --------------------
“Outlander Prologue” By: Diana Gabaldon
People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet. ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end of their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars.
Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations.