Dune (the series) by Frank Herbert - my oldest daughter is named Alia for one of the characters after reading the first book. Should have read #2 where she goes nuts and a bit evil! She is a gifted writer, much better than old mom, and her author's web page name is St Alia of the Knife (after that character). Here is a link to her page: Home | St.Alia: The Writer's Knife (wixsite.com)
Mitford series by Jan Karon. Father Tim is my secret love...
The Jungle Book and Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
Everything by Mark Twain
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (and most of his works)
Centennial and Chesapeake by James Michner (and most of his other books..._
The Peaceable Kingdom and The Lamb's War by Jan de Hartog
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Too many to name.
How about you? Please leave the names and authors of some of your favorite reads over the years!