This will be my first challenge to join, and what a fun one! Check it out at Reading, Writing and Ranting.
My 6 choices are:
Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Canaan: A Novel by Donald McCaig
The Virgin's Lover by Phillipa Gregory
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier