musing mondays

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• Question: Do you have a favorite book? What do you say when people ask you? (This question always flummoxes me because how can you pick just one, so I’m eager to hear what you folks have to say.)

And, has your favorite book changed over the years??

My favorite book has changed over the years. And it changes based on who's asking, genre, and mood. I usually say I have different favorites based on genre--mystery favorites, chic-lit favorites, literature favorites, memoir favorites, etc. Maybe it's because I am constantly reading that my favorites change. Or that I get tired of a particular device or style of writing. And it's no different in choosing a favorite author. Although I am apt to binge read a new-to-me author.

It's fun to think of old favorites. But I'm wondering what makes a book my favorite? Is it something I would read again? Or a story that stuck with me? Or a setting that I want to visit? Hmmm... more to muse about.


Cheryl said...

My favorite book has been the same for a long time - The Stand by Stephen King. But other favorites change all the time.

Hope you have a great week.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I pick one favorite book each month, and at the end of the year, choose ten favorites.


Anonymous said...

I have some overall favourite books but I like to choose my top 10 of the year as it is a good way of seeing which ones have stood the test of time... as you say choosing between different genres is quite a challenge.

JC Jones said...

My favorites change too. While Science Fiction is my all time favorite now I have some others as well.
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Unknown said...

One of my favorites is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. There are others, but this one always sticks out in my mind.