Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
My favorite book of all time. This is one the rare instances in literary and cinematic history where the movie does do the book justice. However, though there are a few exceptions, I almost always prefer the book to the movie and it's no different with this epic story. Gone with the Wind spans the Civil War era from the Antebellum through Reconstruction, from the perspective of the legendary Scarlett O' Hara and the Confederate South. Many people believe it's a love story, which it is, but above that it is a story of survival, strength, courage, loyalty and faith. Should be required reading in all schools.