I thought this would be kind of fun, plus I won't have to look around the bookstore for an hour. 1) My first pick is high above all of the others. I first found it 5 years ago and have read it four times since, "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien. I love it because of the characters and the classic good vs. evil story. Reading this book really is like reading about another world with its own history, songs, languages, and people. 2) Orson Scott Card has made himself one of the best sci-fi writers, and "Ender's Game" is in my opinion his greatest book. 3) "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo will be one of those books that every teacher in America uses in their classroom because it is about a young shepard that is trying to find his destiny, with plenty of symbolism thrown in for good measure.