Day Four – Your favorite book ever
I had a moment when I saw today’s topic in the meme. I’m terrible, truly terrible, at calling any one thing “favorite.” You might have noticed that on day one, I didn’t just list one favorite series. I couldn’t. It was tough enough to stop where I did!
So. Ack. My favorite book ever.
Initially, I was going to stick with the speculative fiction umbrella for all my answers, but then I went and mentioned Anne of Green Gables in the initial post of the meme, and I decided the hell with it–I’m dealing with absolutes this month, regardless of category.
I just want you to be prepared. My favorite book ever isn’t sci-fi or fantasy. It’s not a general novel or something written for the YA crowd. It’s more old school than that.
It’s The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover. Written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin, Monster is probably the single most re-read book I’ve ever owned. I adored it as a kid, and when I’m feeling nostalgic, I want to read it again as an adult. I have many fond memories of flipping through this with my mom, and I’m thinking there are some tyke-sized kids in the family who really need their own copies.
Honorable mention for this post was the first Anne book, Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery. I do adore Anne and all the trouble she gets into, and I practically have that novel memorized, but Grover won out by a smidge. There’s just something about the little blue guy, ya know?