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What’s On Your Bookshelf?

My Ideal Bookshelf was recently published. We have it in our collection, although it is checked out and I haven’t yet seen it. I have read about it, however.

The premise is that the books we keep, let alone read, say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. The author asked dozens of cultural figures – authors, filmmakers, chefs, architects – to select a small bookshelf worth of books to represent themselves.

What books would you select if you had been asked? I’m still pondering this for myself. As I look around my bookshelves at home, I see favorite novels, biographies of presidents especially Lincoln, memoirs by women, some autographed children’s books. I’m not sure these are the ones I would select to say who I am but for various reasons and at various times, those are the books I have chosen to have on my shelves.

What’s on your shelf that says who you are? If you can’t select the entire shelf, how about one title?

Book

My Ideal Bookshelf
9780316200905
AnnR

Comments

Essays and Poems, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. that's it. that's all I need.
Anything by Jane Austen.
Edith Wharton
Walt Whitman