My Favourite Books

This is an even more personal selection than those of movies or music, since the question of what makes a book worthwhile seems the most subjective to each individual. Anyone who reads can see the vast gaps in my own reading; know that I’m open to any kinds of suggestions.

Anonymous
The Book of Job
Isaiah 
Ecclesiastes
Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin (2000)
James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time (1963)
Harold Bloom
The Book of J (1990)
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998)
The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible (2011)
Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights (1847)
Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Through the Looking Glass (1871)
Anton Chekhov
Stories
Roald Dahl
Stories
Charles Dickens
Great Expecations (1861)
Emily Dickinson
Poems
T.S. Eliot
Preludes (1911)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby (1925)
Stories
E.M. Forster
A Room With a View (1908)
Howards End (1910)
A Passage to India (1924)
Maurice (1971)
Viktor Frankl
Man's Search for Meaning (1946)
Stephen Fry
Mythos (2017)
Jean-Luc Godard
Godard on Godard (1968)
Nadine Gordimer
Essays and Reporting 
Stories
Thomas Hardy
Poems
Ernest Hemingway
Stories
Carl Jung
Answer to Job (1952)
John Keats
Poems
Rudyard Kipling
Stories
N.P. Van Wyk Louw
Gedigte (in Afrikaans)
Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall (2008)
Bring Up the Bodies (2012)
Marcus Aurelius
Meditations
Cormac McCarthy
The Road (2006)
Jack Miles
God: A Biography (1995)
Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God (2001) 
A.A. Milne
Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
George Orwell
Essays
Dorothy Parker
Stories
Alex Ross
Listen to This (2010) 
Bertrand Russell
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935)
Seneca
Letters
William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet (1595)
The Merchant of Venice (1597)
Henry IV, Part I (1597)
Henry IV, Part II (1598)
Twelfth Night (1601)
Othello (1604)
Macbeth (1606)
Sonnets 
George Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion (1913)
Saint Joan (1923) 
Lionel Shriver
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)
Leo Tolstoy
Stories
François Truffaut
The Films in My Life (1975)
Oscar Wilde
The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1898) 
John Williams
Stoner (1965)
Virginia Woolf
Mrs Dalloway (1925)

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