Everybody's got a favorite story, whether it's read from a book or told to them orally, and it's pretty interesting to see what kinds of books people really enjoy reading and what genres they like. My favorite books are The Odyssey by Homer (Translated, of course), Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus that hasn't seen his home in nine years after the Trojan War. The book is about his "nostos" or homecoming and all the adventures that take him home again. The Song of Achilles is about a boy named Patroclus who travels to the Trojan war with his best friend and lover, Achilles. It has a pretty tragic ending, so if you want to read a good tear-jerker, this is a good story for that. It's Kind of a Funny Story and Challenger Deep both are books about mental illness. The plot in both stories involve the main characters living in a mental ward, though the main character in It's Kind of a Funny Story suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts while the main character from Challenger Deep suffers from schizophrenia. Anyways, I'm asking you now, what are your favorite books? What do you like about them and why? If you can't pick a favorite story, then do you have a favorite genre?