It is a classic. One of my little two-year-old nieces is in the process of potty training and every time I see her now she pats to a spot next to her, commands me to "sit," and then asks me to read Everyone Poops. While reading it she insists on screaming out the word poop every time there is a picture of poop--not a book to read in public.
On a more adult level I've just finished reading Atonement by Ian McEwan which I absolutely loved. The writing is so rich and real and enticing that I literally couldn't put it down until I finished it (last night around 2 am). As far as recommending it generally I will say that there is one sex scene (easily scanned through if you want to) and about 15 swear words in the book that make it about a PG-13 but I'm handing it on to my mother to read so obviously I didn't think it was too bad--though I might not be suggesting to read it at my old-ladies book club although this would be a great book for a book club. This one is definitely going on my top 10 favorite books list that I haven't actually created yet.
Possible Top 10 (in no particular order)
1. Pride and Prejudice
4. A Tale of Two Cities
5. P.S. I Love You (maybe I need to re-read that one to be sure it was a top 10)
6. Bridget Jones's Diary
7. Dandelion Wine
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. The Eyre Affair
10. Possession (this is another maybe to read again)
It was actually kind of hard to come up with that list because I generally like most of the books that I read--thanks to some very good suggestion from some very smart people.
What's next on my to-read list? The Road by Cormac McCarthy. A bit gruesome I know but I'm going to follow it up with Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier (I'm just loving her right now--thanks Science Teacher Mommy).
I'd love to know what books are on your top 10 list.