Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of the Island have been read over and over and over again. I think the first one is my favorite because heedless, romantic, optimistic Anne is constantly getting herself in trouble and the results are hilarious. The next two books are still funny but Anne learns prudence as she gets older, so her mistakes aren't quite as childish. Overall just warm, good-hearted novels.
"Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era."