Whenever people ask me “what’s your favourite book”, it’s always incredibly difficult to answer. Over the years, I’ve read hundreds of 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 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.



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


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


  • Macbeth (William Shakespeare, 1623)


  • A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792)


  • 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)
  • War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy, 1868)
  • Boule de suif (Guy de Maupassant, 1880)
  • Picture of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde, 1890)
  • The Time Machine (H.G. Wells, 1895)
  • The Turn of the Screw (Henry James, 1898)


  • Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux, 1910)
  • Peter Pan (J.M. Barry, 1911)
  • Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka, 1915)
  • 1984 (George Orwell, 1949)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K. Dick, 1968)
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho, 1988)