There are a few that stand out in my mind as books that encouraged me to be a reader. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was the first book I read that made me cry, and boy did I cry! I'd rate that book 5 out of 5 Kleenex. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein, was the first real series book I read. Once I finished that one, I just had to keep going and read the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The movies are pretty good, but the books are excellent. Of course, I really loved the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, especially The Goblet of Fire and The Return of the Half Blood Prince. The first time I read Half Blood Prince, I was so full of questions and a desire to solve some mysteries that I turned it right back to the first page and started reading it again.
There are many other books I just love, so I've started putting them on a Resource List in the library catalog. If you click the Resource List link on the left-hand side of the screen (see the pictures below), you'll find my faves there.