We believe a favorite book can say boatloads about a person's character. It can make them look hot, or even make them undateable, although the latter applies almost exclusively to the gems mentioned in PWxyz's Worst Book Ever series.
Of course, books can be enjoyed without an adherence to an author's philosophy. Sometimes beautiful language or intriguing plot are enough to win over a reader. Still, picking a favorite book is like picking a job or a pet or a partner.
So we decided to select a handful of generally well-liked novels and make sweeping and verifiable generalizations about their champions. We used Modern Library's 100 Best Novels List, as selected by readers rather than critics, as a guide.
Check out our entirely biased and facetious take on what your favorite book says about you, and tell us about your favorite book in the comments!:
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