Such a list would be far too long--well into the hundreds--and so poses a terminably prohibitive prospect. As in music and technology, quality determines whether I "favor" one artifact over another. My apologies for declining to populate this category.
What I'm Reading
Fiction and nonfiction works in ecology; nonfiction in feminism; Richard Dawkins, Naomi Klein, Chalmers Johnson, and others.
Melville, Bowles, Camus, Robert M. Pirsig and Gary Wills leap to mind; but such a list would have to include at least one hundred others such as Homer, Plato, Thucydides, Xenophon, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Chaucer, Bocaccio, Cervantes, Joyce, Eco, Golding, ad infinitum.