mixolydian musings

Hi everybody! We’re well over halfway into the inaugural Blog Olympics now, and it’s time for another discussion post…you can check out our previous ones, on sport in books and what makes a classic classic here and here respectively. You can also see a recap of the Olympics so far on the latter post, where everything is handily summarised by Emily.

Anyway, onto today’s post – discussing what elements of a book make it a favourite. Many of us have favourite books – often, not just one but multiple. But what makes a book stand out from the crowd, and identifies it as that special books, the one destined to live on your bookshelf into old age?

For today’s discussion, I’ve set you a few prompt questions…

What, for you, cements a book as a favourite?

Do you generally only have one favourite book at a time, or a whole…

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