I opted to revisit one of Julie’s older questions this week and this one caught my eye. Since I’ve moved over to WordPress I have a lot more flexibility with my navigation menus; adding subcategories and drop down lists is WAY easier. As a result, I’ve had to come up with a new game plan for how I want my posts categorized and I’ve been strongly considering adding my favourites into the mix.
I’m struggling with this because for one, I have sooo many fav books and two, they are ever changing. After re-reading one of my all-time favourite series this year (Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong), I’ve come to realize that novels that I once cherished no longer rank as high on my list as they once used to. Does this mean that I should periodically re-read my top books to figure out whether they still deserve to be categorized as a favourite? It seems like a silly thing really but I take my master list seriously!
Also, what constitutes a favourite? I give plenty of books 5 star reviews but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they made my top reads list. Hmm…
Somehow I’ve managed to keep my favourites list relatively short so in my case, no I don’t think it’s possible to have too many. I have to be head-over-heels in love with a book in order for it to make the cut. But when I look at some bloggers’ lists with 100 titles+ I can’t help but find that excessive and that it somehow diminishes the meaning of favourite.