Today’s Musing Mondays question is… “What elements do you think lands a book in that ‘best’ category? Think of your top 5 best books and tune in next week to see the collated list.”
Best books, huh? Let me go scan my list of awesomest books ever…
I think what makes me like a book a lot is when it’s just different from anything else I’ve read. This tends to exclude series from hitting my 9-10 ratings, because, well, they’re a lot of the same thing over and over, but I bet if I went back and rated completed series as a whole, a lot of them would make the awesome books cut. But it’s really about the surprise of a novel twist ending or the writing style that I would never have expected or the characters that are so well-written they seem real. Of course, there are some books that I’ve loved that I’ve gone back to later and wondered why on earth I liked them so much the first time, so I suspect it depends on my mood at the time, as well. Those books that just strike the right chord are the ones I enjoy the best.
…apparently books starting with “The” will easily make it onto my favorites list. Hmm.