Personal Canon

This is my personal canon:

  • Books which have influenced me, shaped my mind and character, and taught me values in life.
  • My favorites: books that I will read again and again.
  • Books which resonate best with me.
  • Books which have special place in my heart, for whatever reason.

This is a growing list, I might add more along my journey through literary world.

Adams, Richard

Mahabarata Series

Brönte, Anne

Christie, Agatha

Dickens, Charles

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
The Brothers Karamazov

du Maurier, Daphne

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Golding, William

Grisham, John
The Chamber

The Adventures of Tintin series

James, Henry

Lee, Harper

May, Karl
Winnetou series

Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter series

Steinbeck, John

Wharton, Edith

Zola, Émile


  1. We share seven of these! I just finished Lord of the Flies again, this time w/ my kids. Still a favorite. Haven't read Cannery Row.

    1. Oh, I can even guess which titles are those seven! LOL
      I'm glad you love Lord of the Flies too. It seems that it's of those books which either people love or hate it - most of whom I know, hate LOTF :(. Just like The Portrait of A Lady.


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