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• Question: Are “best” and “favorite” the same thing? If someone asked you “What’s the best book you ever read?” would the answer be the same as for “What’s your favorite?”  {source}

My favorite book and the best book are not always the same book. I can appreciate how well a book is written without liking the book. Same with liking a book that's not high literature. 2013's reading list is filled with a lot of books that are both, luckily. Lots of well-written books that have become favorites!

What makes it a favorite? When I can't wait to pass it on to someone else. When I can't wait to talk about it with everyone I know.


Anonymous said...

That's true and very well put--my favorites are usually the books that I need to restrain myself from stopping strangers on the street and saying "You just HAVE to read this!"

Udita Banerjee said...

So good to be recommended someone's favourite book :)

Anonymous said...

The book that pops in mind is Let the Great World Spin. It was fantastically written...but I can't say I want to read it again.