When faced with the question, “What’s your favorite book?”, I immediately draw a blank.
A bit of panic wells within me. What is my favorite? I have so many! My mind sifts through the list of books that I’ve read in my lifetime…and I’m a bit overwhelmed. There are a lot of books on that list, and I honestly can’t remember all of them.
(Side note: During the summers of ’06 and ’07, I did make an actual list of all of the books I read over summer break. I know that one summer I read just over 100 books. I think I’ve made my point.)
That being said, I think that trying to pinpoint just one book as your favorite is impossible for us readers. It’s like asking someone their favorite movie or flavor of ice cream…and we all know that really changes day by day! Especially the ice cream one.
Do you agree? Or are you one of the fortunate few that have a set all-time favorite? If so, I would love to hear what it is! Or, if you’re like me and have a long list of books, I’d love to hear that too. Maybe you’ll list some that will in turn become some new favorites of mine!
…If you’re curious, I can think of these lovely books off the top of my head:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine,
The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley,
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke,
and Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead.
Nothing very serious today, I’m afraid. I read all of these books years ago, and they are still some of my favorites when I’m feeling nostalgic.