Of course, there are hundreds of great ones, but the trick is to just pick one or two. I will choose A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, which is one of those books you need to read again as an adult to see how dark it is. And my book group did.
Second, I will choose THE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison. Also a heartbreaking story. She went on to only surpass a book that seemed like it would never be bettered.
What about you?