I have a question of somewhat different kind, not grammar related but rather about learning English in general.
I am learning English mostly from reading books. But my choice of books is quite random. So, I decided to ask this great community for the list of books one have to read to get themself familiar with either English grammar and vocabulary as well as cultural context. (I do understand that not only books but also cartoons, tv series, movies also forms the latter one but unfortunately I don't like such ways of entertainment, so the books only remains) Is it feasible task?
Please understand, this is not "best selling list" what I am asking for (personally I hate "bestsellers" in any language). This is rather "most common books list", books that are so common that usually noone even have an idea of mentioning them. Including even books for children. Books that forms the cultural context, source of widely used idioms, proverbs, common phrases etc.
So, the question is: What is the list of most common English books you recommend for a non-native speaker (preferably available in the digital form)?
On a second thought I rethinked my refusal of other media. So, if you thinks that some movie or cartoon is essential - throw it in!