The Green Mile and It.
Ghost Story - Peter Straub
The Great And Secret Show - Clive Barker
The Stand, closely followed by The Shining
This is a list of books that just sort of popped in my head. I think I'd be comfortable with any of these being declared my "favorite" book so far. But there are still so many books out there left to read... That's one of the reasons I don't re-read books. But if I did I'd probably start with these. Except for The Girl Next Door. I don't think I can do that one a second time.
The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
In The Dark by Richard Laymon
The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
IT by Stephen King
Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - Tops the list as one of my favorite books of all time. I just adore this book and I'm not sure how many times I have read it.
My two favorite non-sK books are The Great Divorce by CSLewis and Sphere by Michael Cricton. Other memorable ones include The Catcher in the Rye, Lolita, Silas Marner, The Princess Bride, The Turn of the Screw, and The Haunting of Hill House.
I have many and most are by Stephen, but one of my all time favorites is The Painted Bird.
The Magus by John Fowles. Anything by Bill Bryson.
the pyrates g.m. fraser
paradise postponed j. mortimer
ghost story p. straub
the world according to garp j. irving
jaws p. benchly
the damnation game c. barker
speak the nightbird r. mccammon
the list of 7 m. frost
the new york trilogy p. auster
the bear went over the mountain w. kotzwinkle
the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy d. adams
...i'm sure i could name more...but all these were so good, they fired my imagination and made me want to read on...
as a kid...nothing made me happier than a james blish star trek book (didn't care as much for the alan dean foster stuff) or a george alec effinger (or william arrow) planet of the apes book...toss in a jeff rice kolchak or two...some odds and ends: i remember fondly a book called 'the cay' about a man and a boy stranded on an island...reading was fun-demental !!