Monday, 12 April 2010


Another meme I decided to join.

MUSING MONDAYS is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the ‘best’ books'.

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.

For me the best books I've read were books that were well written, had cool characters, a great story and made me want to read them again really soon after finishing them.

To give a top 5 is always difficult, it changes a lot, but here's my current top 5:

1 - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2 - Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson
3 - Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines
4 - Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
5 - Hasse Simonsdochter by Thea Beckman (a book by a dutch author, too bad it's not available in english as it's a great book)


caite said...

wow, reading these answers, of folk's top 5, is interesting. especially since there are so many books I have never heard of!

and welcome to your first MM!

Nise' said...

The ones I want to read over and over are on my best list too.

Lori said...

I havent read any of those. Hell, I can't even pronounce #5. [Here's Mine].

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for commenting everyone

Anonymous said...

I couldn't even begin to pick five "best" books. The ones I like I like for reasons that don't always relate to one another.

Sullivan McPig said...

It changes a lot for me, I picked the first 5 books that came to mind when thinking of the best books I know. If i did it again now it might be a little different, although American Gods would still be on it.