Here is my favorite Top Ten Countdown List:
10. A Painted House by John Grisham
Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world.
9. Adventures of Huckaberry Finn by Mark Twain
This novel is widely known as one of the first true "American Novels". Justice and honor is are explored and celebrated in this story about Huck's great adventures on the Mississippi River.
8. Cold Mountain by Charles Fraizer
This story of W.P. Innam, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, the love of his life.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is also listed among "American Great Novels". Based in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s, it is the setting for a
outstanding novel of a child's brutal introduction to racial prejudice and adult injustice.
6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Set against the backdrop of Georgia during the Civil War, Mitchell’s massive historical novel chronicles the tempestuous romance of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.