By Real Simple
Updated June 10, 2014
Credit: James Wojcik

If you’re a reader, you may remember the book that took you down. The one that hooked you, that made you realize: I love to read. When we asked our Facebook fans to name that book, the outpouring of answers was both great and passionate. These classics were among the favorites. The readers themselves tell you why.

For more suggestions, see 50 Books Real Simple Readers Love.