As a child I read "Superfudge" so many times that I could recite the first few chapters by heart. I think Judy Blume started my real love for reading on my own.
I don't remember a point in my life when I didn't have a book in my hand. Some of my all time favorites are "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides, "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg, "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" by Rebecca Wells. I would say my current favorites include "Calypso" by David Sedaris, "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai, "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman, "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah, "Goodbye Vitamin" by Rachel Khong and "Fates & Furies" by Lauren Groff. I also love a good thriller anytime and feel like I've reached a point where my tastes in books change on a fairly regular basis. Its a good thing I work where I do and have so many wonderful books on hand.