Everyone has a different opinion of what book it gets to be. For my husband it's Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, my daughter, Twilight, the entire series, by Stephanie Meyer, my son, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and for me it's The List by Steve Martini. Of course then there's also The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans, Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, Mirror Image by Sandra Brown, The Senator's Wife by Karen Robards . . . anyway, I'm getting distracted.
For my DH Lonesome Dove is the great American novel. Larry McMurtry takes him back in time to a down and dirty western civilization. He likes that he doesn't romanticize the old west. He enjoys the characters, feels that they are real to the time. This book is 945 pages long and yet he reads through it in no time at all and says the story never drags.
For my daughter, it's Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. For her it's the entire series, but for my purposes here we're going to stick to the first book. It's intriguing, Stephanie Meyers brings the characters to life for her and just like any good paranormal story has her believing in the unbelievable. Bella is close to her age (which makes it easier for her to connect to) and it's a love story. Sort of.
For my son, it's Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. I would love to wax poetic here, but they make him laugh and that's enough for him. He's eight, what can I say? :-)
I have a list of books that I can read over and over and over. For my purposes here today, I'm going to go with The List by Steve Martini. The List is a suspenseful work of fiction about a work of fiction. The story has mystery, intrigue, romance, suspense and action. It leads you in one direction and then completely throws you off and starts you off in another. I ran across this book by mistake and I'm so happy I did.
So what book is it for you? What book makes you wish it went on and on? What book is it that you can read 1,000 times and never be sick of it?