my ideal bookshelf

It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm – and I’m not just talking about those coffee table tomes stacked in my living room. I love to read, and I love to know what other people are reading. (Speaking of…  any good book suggestions?) With illustrations by Jane Mount, My Ideal Bookshelf satisfies my curiosity in 240 pages. The website-turned-book offers a peek into the “ideal bookshelves” of 100-plus cultural figures (Malcom Gladwell, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, and Thomas Keller, to name just a few).  I feel like my ideal bookshelf would look something like Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s: filled to the brim with all of the classics. I would definitely have to throw in Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, and Little Women…the list could go on. What would be on yours? Classics? Biographies? Fiction? Non-fiction?

(P.S. If you’ve got a bookworm in the family, this would make a charming a Christmas gift!)


(Images via Anthology Mag and Vogue)


8 thoughts on “BOOK IT

  1. I’ve always loved her illustrations, so exciting to see she’s come out with a book!
    P.S I just finished Room and Dark Places. Both were haunting, but page turners!

  2. I recently read The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch! It was a truly inspiring book and a true story about a man giving his very last lecture, because he was dying of cancer. It is more upbeat then sad. Highly recommend!

  3. Love this! Funny how one can instantly recognize favorites by their spine.
    Just finished The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (Men Who Stare at Goats) and loved it! Currently enjoying “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

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