Question: Are “best” and “favourite” 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?”
Absolutely not! There are some books which aren’t my favourites by a long long shot, but if someone asked me to make a list of best books, they would feature. While they do not make it to my favourites list, I am better for having read them. For instance, one book that would immediately fall into that category is The Fountainhead. It is not a favourite, it is not a book that I would heavily recommend to one and sundry. However, I feel it is a book that people should read. Reading a book like that makes you think, makes you introspect, and make you take sides that tell you who you really are as a person. So yes, it is one of the best books I’ve read.
Other books like that are Catcher in the Rye and Norwegian Wood.
Also, do check out Dravite’s first Musing post!
Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!