The list author says: "My favorite books and series are a hodgepodge mixture of genres, but I hope this list is helpful to some. It's basically personal taste, but I'm sure some would hold up as universally high quality."
"Everything by and about James Herriot. Okay, so its not purely fiction, but it is a fictionalized autobiography. Herriot's masterful narrative, colorfully descriptive prose, and unforgettable characters positions him as my favorite author."