The problem with a list like this is that any you leave out you seem to be 'knocking' in some way, but that is not the case, it's just the list has to be the one's that made the biggest impact on me.
Maryom has made her choice, which is HERE
Starting with children's and getting older as we go
The Fearsome BeastieA book to share with younger readers that is just good fun.
Ralph is not a spy Laugh out load moments with lots of activities too for young apprentice spies.
Lee On the Dark Side of the Moon
Just simple fun for younger readers with lots of laughs.
The Sons of Rissouli Boys own adventure stuff that they won't put down. Peace and quiet on Christmas afternoon?
Moving on to teenagers and beyond...
The Kiss of Death
A bit daft putting this one in really because it's out of print but if you can find a copy...
Philip Ardagh's Book of Howlers, Blunders and Random Mistakery
If you can bear to have your Christmas interrupted by someone piping up "Did you know...?" then include this one - otherwise get it for yourself and ruin everyone else's peace and quiet!
This is a very powerful story of speed, adrenaline and fallout - see if they can put it down.
Star of Sakova
I have read some fantasy this year but this one sort of 'sticks' with me more than the rest.
And now to just the adults readers...
The Liberation of Celia Kahn
A well told story of growing up.
Hot Dogs under the Dakota
Another one I keep coming back to as I found the story most intriguing.
We found that we didn't get on with e-books but of the few I have managed to read that way this one was certainly worth reading.
Return to the Olive Farm
And last, but certainly not least, Carol Drinkwater's experiences certainly made me start to question much about the 'organic' labels.
To all those books that I have read and not included - apologies but I had to choose just 10... (Ssshhhh... she hasn't counted them!)