Starvix Draxon's Recommended Book List

This is now a personal cannon that is incomplete.  It contains works that I feel should be treated as canon.  This of course is my personal canon.  I will not put anything on here up that I haven't read.  Anything on this list is has either been read, in progress of reading, or will have read within the month, (ie the werewolf stories).  I would include other works such as Academic readings, but again, much of that is incomplete and not ready to be posted. 

Egypt technically should not be up there merely because I haven't completed much of Egypt's History, Mythology, and Literature.  Again, Egypt is also in progress, but my purpose for putting that up is to emphasize how important I consider these works.  The Iliad is not up there yet because I am nowhere near close to finishing it, and that also goes for Greek Mythology. 

All of these books and more will be read in good time.  The idea is this will show people what I have read and possibly what may have influenced me.  This list shall continue therefore, to grow and grow and expand into a full fledged cannon as time goes on.  I hope those who read it will take these suggestions and read these authors.  I value every work on here as a book that I hold dear to my heart, (Except Tolkien).  I hope this will encourage literacy among all people.  Enjoy reading. 

My Personal Canon

Egypt (In progress)

Medieval Germanic Literature
Hrafnkel's Saga

Medieval Celtic Literature
The Mabinogion (In Progress)

Arthurian Literature and Other Medieval French Literature
The Lancelot Grail Reader
Roman de Silence
Lays of Marie de France
Other Medieval Werewolf Tales
"Arthur and Gorlagon"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Early Modern Period

William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet (In Progress)
The Tempest (In Progress)

Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus

The Romantic Movement Literature

William Blake
Songs of Innocence and Experience
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Lord Byron

John Keats
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci"
Ideas on the Imagination

Mary Shelley

Victorian Literature

Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist
A Christmas Carol

20th Century Fantastical Literature and 21st Century Fantastical Literature

Lord Dunsany
In the Land of Time and Other Tales by Lord Dunsany (Col.)
Five Plays (Col.)
The King of Elfland's Daughter

George Orwell
Animal Farm

J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit (No Influence)

Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Tombs of Atuan
The Lathe of Heaven
The Farthest Shore
The Dispossessed (In Progress)
The Word for World is Forest
The Wind's Twelve Quarter's
Tales From Earthsea
The Other Wind

George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones (In Progress)

Neil Gaiman
Sandman (In Progress)
American Gods
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Fragile Things (In Progress)

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson Series
Kane Chronicles
Heroes of Olympus Series (Incomplete)

Non Fantastical

Don Dellilo
White Noise

Paul Auster
New York Trilogy

Chuck Palaniuk
Fight Club
Lance Olsen
10:01 by

Allie Brosh
Hyperbole and a Half (Book and Blog)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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