i am originally from mission, bc but live in vancouver.
my favorites include:
life of pi - yann martell
self - yann martel
the great divorce - cs lewis
the world according to garp - john irving
how green was my valley - richard llewellyn
letters to a young poet - rainer maria rilke
a heart-breaking work of staggering genius - dave eggers
the unbearable lightness of being - milan kundera
the picture of dorian grey - oscar wilde
the man who was thursday - gk chesterton
traveling mercies - ann lamott
LOTR - jrr tolkien.
i am currently reading the little prince by antoine de saint exupery and it is in the running for a spot in my top five.
and a slight synopsis... hmm. i think i will tell you about the great divorce. it's an abstract story about how heaven and hell could/might be. beautiful imagery and cs lewis makes it all come alive in your head, as he always seems to be able to, with his descriptions and comparisons in exactly the right places. i haven't read it in a few years but i think i just might pick it up again.