I'm still keeping to lesser know writers or books in general. (I mean, I think it goes without saying that LOTR is in my personal canon. But it gets so much love).
1.Thor by Wayne Smith
Werewolf novel told from the viewpoint of a dog. So damn good.
2. Tales from the Haunted South by Tiya Miles
This wonderful work of non-fiction looks at how ghost tourism makes use of slave narratives and ghost tours/stories that feature slaves. As someone who loves ghost folklore, I say this is a really eye opening, thought provoking wonderful piece of work.
3.Love Graphic Novel Series by Frederic Bremaud
Pretty much a series of graphic novels about animals doing things for love. No dialogue. The second volume is the best, in my opinion.
4. Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson
As the oldest child, I kept having to read stories about how the youngest child was always the chosen one. Paterson nails being an older child in this young adult novel.
5. Sister Citizen by Melissa Harry-Parris, Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller, Rape is Rape by Jody Raphael
Forget Naomi Wolf. These works by these women should be on every feminists reading list. Brownmiller is slightly dated but still important. Raphael's work is more recent.
6. Geometry of Love by Margaret Visser
This is about why a church is made the way it is.
7. Anything by Alberto Manguel when he is writing about libraries or books
8. Peter Ackroyd's non fiction about London, in particular his London A Biography. Additionally his Albion which is about the English imagination.