Because I love to read I get asked a lot “What’s your favorite book?” I have actually never been able to answer this question. For someone who loves to read it seems almost like a trick question. I couldn’t choose my favorite book, ever. As soon as I named one I would think of ten more I liked just as much. How do you choose a favorite? Why would you want to?
I know what I like to read. I know what kind of books I like but then again sometimes that changes too. I love suspense novels, thrillers, classics, romance, historical romance, chick lit, young adult, and some fantasy. As you can see I don’t even stick to one genre. If the story sounds interesting to me I will read it. I don’t really care what category someone has put it in. It’s about the story. Do I love the characters? Am I sucked in from the beginning? Do I care enough about them to spend the time to find out what happens?
Those are the things that matter when I am choosing a book. To make it a favorite, I have to want to go back and visit them. Can I read the book again and again and not be bored? Do I miss the characters when I’m done and wish the story went on? Do I think about the characters like they are personal friends? That is what makes a favorite.
What puts a book on your favorite list? Comment below!