My favorite stories by Borges keep changing, but here’s a list of my top 10 at this moment (in chronological order):

  1. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
  2. The Circular Ruins
  3. The Garden of Forking Paths
  4. Death and the Compass
  5. The Secret Miracle
  6. The South
  7. The Zahir
  8. The Writing of the God
  9. The Aleph
  10. The Book of Sand

Many people know that I am a librarian and may be surprised that The Library of Babel is not on that list. It’s a great story, but it’s so well-known that I wanted to give it an honorary mention and make room for something else on the list. As I said, my favorites keep changing. Perhaps at the end of these thirty days I will have a new list.

In future postings I’m going to be writing about each of the stories I listed, as well as others.