Well, I have to say here The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I LOVED this book. The characters, the setting, the writing, and especially Lye’s House of Soap.
When I originally read it I published a review, which you can read by clicking HERE if you want to see exactly what I loved about it and why.
I'm sure plenty of people have read it, but unless everyone has read it, well I'm afraid it's just not enough. There should be a copy in every house, and whenever you feel down, just read the passages set in the House of Soap. I defy anyone not to be lifted up by it.