Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page. Today's Musing Mondays is about the "best" book. How do you define a "best" book? Name your top 5 "best" books and tune in to Just One More Page next week to see the collated list.
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A book review of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn that I wrote on this blog on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 (see below on this blog in March.) doesn't answer what a "best" book is exactly, but it's related. My review is about what makes a book a classic. I would venture that many of our "best" books are classics. However, I know not all of them are especially if a classic must stand the test of time. Many of our favorite books are on the best seller list right now. Perhaps, a "best" book is often a classic book or going to be a classic book someday. I think that's what a "best" book is to me. Really though, the "best" book definition is probably different for each and every person.
My top 5 (not always in the same order)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck