Yes, a very hard question indeed. Since my favorite author is Margaret Atwood, I'd have to say that Cat's Eye is my favorite book. It's basically the story of this girl's life from 5 years old to 50 years old. What makes it so great is that not only is the writing spectacular, it also has an amazing perspective that I related to a lot. It's a great read, but it might be more appealing to women than it is to men.