A few months ago I was asked to create a list of “favourite” or “best” books for a website. The site is called http://Shepherd.com and it’s a really neat way to categorize, and look for books you may not know of.
It took me ages to come up with my list. You see it had to be a list of five favourite books, or five books that I could say were the best books that fit into a particular category, which I had to choose! It was a balance between choosing books I wanted to feature, and to find a category they all fit into, or finding a category I could find books to fit into, if you see the difference.
Once I chose my title, I had to write short pieces on each book to say why I chose them.
At long last I came up with my list:
The best fantasy books with protagonists I’d like to be friends with
You can find the items on my list here:
There are so many to choose from! Like John V. Petrocellis’ list for detecting bullshit:
Or Rosemary McCracken’s list of best Canadian mysteries:
Take a look, poke around, find some of your favourite writers and their lists of Best Books. Have fun!