Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
If you have not read these you are insane. Also, I am pretty sure we cant be friends anymore because you won't laugh when I say "It's not leviosa, its leviosaaaaa"
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
A lot of people may have done this at school, I didn't so it made it that much more enjoyable. It is a relatively short read about a young boy who survives 227 days on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger, it is brilliantly written and explores different religions and the human mind all from the voice of a 14 year old boy.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Who would have though a book written by an Australian set in Nazi Germany and narrated by Death would have such a powerful impact yet be so thrilling to read. According to Wikipedia, it describes a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. You would be wise to seek out his other book I am the Messenger.
This book is amazing considering it is such a classic book, it was written before the International Date Line existed so it really makes it an interesting read considering the twist at the end. I really enjoyed this book, despite all the travelling (around the world obviously)
Classic love story told with a very interesting twist, it is not exactly a work of literature but it is a great book to get lost in over the weekend with a few cups of tea.
Of course there are countless others, but I might leave it at that for now and if you are curious about some more books I have read from our now somewhat