Well, I will say this for you, Bloggy Friends, you are an eclectic lot! So here is a Bloggers'Library, made up of your choices and listed in alphabetical order.
First the poetry shelf. There would be works by:
William Blake, Roberty Browning, e e cummings, Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, Alfred Noyes, Tennyson, Wordsworth. Let's say that the top shelf of our bookcase would be the complete works of all of these.
Now the the rest. Well, bloggers, if we all work our way through this lot we shall not be short of reading matter for a year or two. So here they are in alphabetical order of authors:
Jane Austen - complete works; Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland; Pat Conroy - The Prince of Tides; EM Forster "Room with a View", Sebastian Foulks - Birdsong; Kenneth Grahame - Wind in the Willows; Herman Hesse - Complete works; James Herriot - The complete works; Elizabeth Jane Howard - Complete works; James Joyce - Finnegan's Wake; Charles Kuralt - On the Road; Jack Kerouac - On the Road; Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being; Ted Kerasote - Meale's Door Lessons from a Freethinking Dog; Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Gift from the Sea; Harper Lee - To Kill a Mocking Bird; Sarah Orne Jewett - The County of the Pointed Firs; Colleen McCullough - First Man in Rome; Hermann Melville - Moby Dick; Ian McKewan - The Daydreamers; Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind; L M Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables; Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast; Mollie Painter-Downe -Good Evening, Mrs Craven; Shel Silverstein; Carol Shields - The Stone Diaries; WG Sebald - Austerlitz; John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley; Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn; JRR Tolkein - The Hobbit; John Wain - Strike the Father Dead; PG Wodehouse - The Complete works.
That seems to be it. If I have missed anyone out I do apologise - but there is certainly plenty there to keep us all going over the winter - enjoy your read!
PS If you go over to Caroline at Coastcard you will see that she has a whole shelf of her own to add to this.
## Addenda. More suggestions are coming in - so here is another shelf full to add to things:-
The Bible; Poetry of Mary Oliver; Wallace Stegner's "All the Little Live Things"; The Poetry of Stephen Crane; May Doria Russell's "The Sparrow"; Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" - and for Friko - any female modern poet you choose to add.
What astonishes me is that there is not a travel book amongst them apart from the steinbeck. Maybe I shall have to run a special travel book meme in the future!