Do not suppose however that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all or almost all the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
A truly great book should be read in youth again in maturity and once more in old age as a fine building should be seen by morning light at noon and by moonlight.
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age your experience your psychological and spiritual need.