Nice to see some comments on your favourite books, Daniel and Ella you had some real crackers there. Harry, I will look out for the book you recommended too.
Some novels I have really enjoyed over the years (the list could continue)....
The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho
The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton
The siege - Helen Dunmore
Sweet caress - William Boyd
A wild herb soup - Emilie Carles
Portrait of a Turkish Family - Irfan Orga
The English patient - Michael Ondaartie
What the day owes the night - Yasmina Khadra
Captain Correli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres
The long song - Andrea Levy
And the mountains echoed - Khaled Hosseini.