Whenever people ask me “what’s your favourite book”, it’s always incredibly difficult to answer. I have read countless books, and therefore have countless favourites varying in styles, genres and eras. In an attempt to catalog my favourite reads, I’ll be posting here titles and authors, organized by centuries. I will only post titles that I have read a least twice and that I truly consider to be my favourites. Please note that this is a forever expanding collection and as such, it will constantly change as I add things to it.

I hope my personal selection will inspire you to find your next great book. I will link reviews to these books whenever they are published.

 

1400s

  • The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer, 1478)
  • Le Morte D’Arthur (Sir Thomas Malory, 1485)

1500s

  • Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare, 1588-89)
  • Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare, 1597)

1600s

  • Macbeth (William Shakespeare, 1623)

1700s

1800s

  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, 1813)
  • Endymion (John Keats, 1818)
  • The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe, 1843)
  • Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte, 1847)
  • North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855)
  • Bulfinch’s Mythology (Thomas Bulfinch, 1867)
  • Picture of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde, 1890)
  • The Time Machine (H.G. Wells, 1895)
  • The Turn of the Screw (Henry James, 1898)

1900s

2000s