My favourite book.
HARRY POTTER! The series that defined my
I feel as if there needs to be no synopsis for the series. Because if you haven't read them, we cannot be friends.
and then if I was going the non-obvisous route;
I would pick The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover.
synopsis:The year is 1959 and the place is the Belgian Congo. Nathan, a Baptist preacher, has come to spread the Word in a remote village reachable only by airplane. To say that he and his family are woefully unprepared would be an understatement: "We came from Bethlehem, Georgia, bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle," says Leah, one of Nathan's daughters. But of course it isn't long before they discover that the tremendous humidity has rendered the mixes unusable, their clothes are unsuitable, and they've arrived in the middle of political upheaval as the Congolese seek to wrest independence from Belgium. In addition to poisonous snakes, dangerous animals, and the hostility of the villagers to Nathan's fiery take-no-prisoners brand of Christianity, there are also rebels in the jungle and the threat of war in the air.
The first part of The Poisonwood Bible revolves around Nathan's intransigent, bullying personality and his effect on both his family and the village to which they've come. As political instability grows in the Congo, so does the local witch doctor's animus toward the Prices, and both seem to converge with tragic consequences about halfway through the novel. From that point on, the family is dispersed and the novel follows each member's fortune across a span of more than 30 years. - goodreads