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June 25, 2014


Sally Schmidt

I started to think it was just because I was getting older that I couldn't immediately come up with a favorite like I did when I was young, but I have realized I have many, many favorites. Thanks for the pointer to your BOOK & BLOG.

Charlaine Harris

Sally, it's not absence of memory, it's the presence of so MUCH memory, that makes us hesitate. We've read so many good books! It's impossible to pick one and say, "That's my absolute favorite."


So true Charlaine. As a book blogger, I get asked this question all the time. And I don't think I have ever given the same exact answer twice. It all depends on who is doing the asking and why.

Typically, I will gravitate towards something I have read most recently (such as We Were Liars by E. Lockhart or Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer) because they are most fresh in my mind.

Sometimes, I will spew off those classic books that most most people have already read (Jane Eyre or The Giver).

Some books like Donna Tartt's The Secret History, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander or Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind are almost always mentioned.

But this still means other favorites didn't jump immediately to mind, but are no less wonderful. Ask me tomorrow and I'll give you a few others, I say.

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