Question: Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Favourites?

Posted March 6, 2013 by Carmel in Question / 4 Comments

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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.

How many favourites do you have?

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4 responses to “Question: Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Favourites?

  1. I rarely give out 5 star ratings and I also keep my favorites list short. The book has to blow me away to make that list. I’m currently rereading one of my favorites for the 3rd time, Halfway to the Grave and it will remain on the favorites list.

    I’m tempted to do a reread or a relisten to the Downside Ghost series and I feel they will also remain on the list.

  2. That’s a good question. I don’t think you should have 100+ but then it’s hard to decide what gets the cut. A book becomes a favorite because it gives a certain feeling. I don’t have many favorites. I think I give 5 star ratings easier than others, but that doesn’t necessarily make the book a favorite.