One of the lists I'm on, ARM (Anal Retentive Mystery Readers), has been answering the question, what are your all-time favorite books. I don't have a top 10. I have a few that mean a lot to me for various reasons, and then the good books I've read recently. My short list here is the books that mean a lot, in no particular order.
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3. Love by Leo Buscaglia
4. A Thread of Blue Denim by Patricia Leimbach
5. Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
I guess these are my top five.