Society: Favourite Books

[Comment: These are favourite books selected by a list of selected authors in Canada.]


Favourite Books Selected by Authors





Favourite Books Selected by Authors



1  Fiction or Non-fiction

2  Drama

3  Poetry

4  Knowledge, History

5  Practical

6  Children

9  Miscellaneous


1 Alexander, Christopher: The timeless way of building.


1 Amado, Jorge: Dona Flor and her two husbands.


5 American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.


6 Andersen, Hans Christian: Fairy tales.


1 Aron, Raymond: The opium of the intellectuals.


1 Atwood, Margaret: Life before man.


4 Auerbach: Mimesis.


9 Augustine: Confessions.


9 Augustine: The city of God.


1 Austen, Jane: Emma.


1 Austen, Jane: Pride and prejudice.


1 Berger, John: G.


9 Bible. *


3 Blake, William: Collected works.


1 Boll, Heinrich: The clown and other stories.


1 Borges, Jorge Luis: A personal anthology.


1 Boswell, James: The life of Samuel Johnson. *


1 Bronowski, Jacob: William Blake and the age of revolution.


1 Bronte (sisters): Collected works.


1 Byron, Lord: Selected works.  (Letters) *


1 Calvino, Italo: The baron in the trees.


1 Cameron, Kenneth N.: Young Shelley, genius of a radical.


1 Carey, Joyce: The horse's mouth.


3 Catullus: Poems.


3 Causley, Charles: Collected poems.


1 Cervantes: Don Quixote. *


1 Chandler, Raymond: Farewell, my lovely.


4 Chapelle, Howard I.: Boatbuilding.


1 Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales.


1 Chaucer, Geoffrey: Troilus and Cressida.


1 Chekhov, Anton: Collected works. *


7 Chekhov, ed. Edmund Wilson: The peasants and other stories. *


1 Churchill, Winston: The Second World War.


1 Coetzee, J.M.: Waiting for the Barbarians.


1 Colette: The rainy moon and other stories.


1 Conrad, Joseph: Heart of darkness.


4 Creighton, Donald: The empire of the St. Lawrence.


1 Dante: Divine comedy.


1 de la Roche, Mazo: Jalna and Whiteoaks.


4 Deutsche, Babette: Poetry in our time.


1 Diamond, Harvey & Marilyn: Fit for life.


1 Dickens, Charles: Collected works.


1 Dickens, Charles: Little Dorritt.


4 Dickinson, Terence: Nightwatch: an Equinox guid to viewing the universe.


1 Dillard, Annie: Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek.


1 Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Brothers Karamazov. *


1 Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and punishment.


1 Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The idiot.


1 Eliot, George: Daniel Deronda.


1 Eliot, George: Middlemarch. *


3 Eliot, T.S.: Collected poems.


3 Eliot, T.S.: Samson Agonistes.


1 Faulkner, William: Light in August.


4 Fisher, M.F.K.: The art of eating.


1 Flaubert: Madame Bovary.


1 Ford, Ford Madox: Memories and impressions.


1 Ford, Ford Madox: Parade's end. *


1 Frame, Janet: To the island, angel at my table, envoy from Mirror City.


4 Freud, Sigmund: The interpretation of dreams.


1 Gallant, Mavis: From the Fifteenth District.


3 Gardner, Helen: New Oxford book of English verse.


4 Gay, Peter: Freud for the historians.


4 Gibbon Edward: The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.


1 Gittings, Robert: Young Thomas Hardy.


1 Glassco, John: Memoirs of Montparnasse.


1 Gorky, Maxim: My childhood.


4 Grant, George: The technological society.


6 Grimm: Fairy tales.


4 Grzimek, Bernhard: Gzrimek's encyclopedia of mammals.


4 Guillet, Edwin C.: Early life in Upper Canada.


1 Gurr, David: The ring master.


1 Halprin, Mark: Winter's tale.


1 Hardy, Thomas: The woodlanders.


3 Heaney, Seamus: North.


1 Hearn, Lafcadio: Writings from Japan.


1 Heller, Joseph: Catch-22.


4 Herodotus: The histories. *


5 Homeopathic materia medica with repertory comprising characteristic and guiding symptoms of the remedies.


1 Homer: The Odyssey. *


1 Hood, Hugh: The new age.  (The swing in the garden)


9 I Ching.


1 Ibsen: Hedda Gabler.


1 James, Henry, The ambassadors.


1 James, Henry: A portrait of a lady.


4 Johnson, Samuel: Dictionary.


1 Joyce, James: Finnegans Wake.


1 Joyce, James: Ulysses. *


4 Jung, Carl: Collected works.


4 Jung, Carl: Memories, dreams, reflections.


3 Keats, John: Hyperion.


3 Keats, John: Poems.


1 Kierkegaard, Soren: Journal.


1 Kitaj, R.B.: First Diasporist Manifesto.


1 Lamming, George: In the castle of my skin.


4 Landon, H.C. Robbins: The symphonies of Joseph Haydn.


1 Laurence, Margaret: The stone angel.


1 Lawrence, D.H.: Travel pieces.


1 Laye, Camara: A radiance of the king.


3 Lear, Edward: The nonsense verse of Edward Lear.


1 Liebling, A.J.: Liebling at home.


1 Mahvamsa.


1 Mandelstam, Nadezhda: Hope against hope.


1 Mann, Thomas: The magic mountain.


1 Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Chronicle of a death foretold.


1 Mencken, H.L.: The new Mencken letters (1977).


6 Milne, A.A.: Winnie the Pooh. *


3 Milton, John: Collected works.  (Paradise Lost) *


1 Mizener, Arthur: The far side of paradise.


1 Modiano, Patrick: Vestiaire de l'enfance.


1 Munro, Alice: Collected short stories.


1 Muraska, Lady: The tale of Genji.


1 Murdoch, Iris: The book and the brotherhood.


1 Nabokov: Pale fire.


4 Nietzsche: On the genealogy of morals.


1 O'Connor, Flannery: Collected stories.


4 Parkman, Francis: France and England in North America.


4 Parry, William: Journal of the first, second and third voyages for the discovery of the Northwest Passage.


1 Pascal: Pensees.


1 Passos, John Dos: Orient express.


1 Pepys, Samuel: The diaries of Samuel Pepys.


9 Plato: Dialogues.  (Parmenides, Phaedrus, Symposium, Meno, Phaedo) *


3 Pope, Alexander: Collected poetry.


1 Powell, Anthony: Afternoon men.


1 Proust, Marcel: A la recherche du temps perdu. *


1 Proust, Marcel: Remembrance of things past. *


1 Proust, Marcel: Swann's way.


1 Pushkin: Eugene Onegin.


1 Rosenberg, Suzanne: A Soviet odyssey.


1 Roth, Philip: The ghost writer.


1 Sagan, Francoise: La garde du coeur.


1 Schopenhauer: Collected works.


1 Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe.


1 Seton, Ernest Thompson: Two littel savages.


2 Shakespeare, William: Collected works.  (The merry wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Hamlet, The tempest) *


1 Singer, Isaac Bashevis: A friend of Kafka.


1 Smart, Elizabeth: By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept.


1 Smart, Elizabeth: The assumption of the rogues and rascals.


1 St. Teresa: Interior castle.


1 Stang, Ivan: High weirdness by mail.


4 Steer, John: A handbook of Venetian painting.


1 Stegner, Wallace: Angel of repose.


1 Stegner, Wallace: Wolf willow.


1 Stendahl: Le rouge et le noir.


1 Sterne: Tristram Shandy. *


1 Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure island.


5 Szarkowski, John: Looking at photographs.


9 The Anglican book of common prayer.


5 The Diagram Group: Man's body: an owner's manual.


4 The Oxford classical dictionary.


1 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.


3 Thomas, Dylan: Collected poems.


1 Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina.


1 Tolstoy, Leo: War and peace. *


1 Toole, John Kennedy: A confederacy of dunces.


1 Trevor, William: The Love Department.


1 Tutuola, Amos: The palm wine drinkard.


1 Twain, Mark: Huckleberry Finn. *


3 Untermeyer, Louis: A concise treasury of great poems.


1 von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang: Italian journey 1986-1788.


5 Wanley, Nanthiel: Wanley's wonders.


1 Waugh, Evelyn: A handful of dust. *


1 Waugh, Evelyn: Decline and fall.


3 Whitman, Walt: Collected works.


1 Wiebe, Rudy: The temptations of Big Bear.


1 Wilson, Edmund: Patriotic gore.


1 Wodehouse, P.G.: The code of the Woosters. *


1 Wolfe, Thomas: Of time and the river.


4 Woods, Ralph L.: A treasury of the familiar.


3 Wordsworth, William: Collected poems.


3 Yeats: Poems.  (Saling to Byzantium)