My only regret in having a son is that I may not being able to share all of my favorite books from when I was a kid. Not that I believe in "boys" books and "girls" books, but I think that there will just be some subjects that he won't have any interest in (think Judy Blume). There is a reading challenge related to The Daring Book for Girls that lists some of what they consider the classic "girl" reads. As I went down the list, these are the titles that stood out as ones that I wouldn't want to miss sharing with any kid of mine. All of them will work just fine for all kids and some I may just have to have around to re-read myself!
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Matilda and The BFG by Roald Dahl
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Ramona by Beverly Cleary (series of 8 books)
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
The following ones are the ones I have around the house. Z has already looked at some of them and I can't wait until we can sit and read through the entire books.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (series of 7 books)
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (series of 7 books)
Excuse me while I go work on our Amazon wishlists ...
K and Z