While I was home, I was glancing at my desk. I have some RANDOM books. Then I started laughing at how much my taste in books varies. Each book brings back so many memories from when I first read them.
And then I was thinking, this would make a really great post for College Prep.
(I have more books... these are just the ones on my desk!)
***Heroes of History, Low Country, Sweetwater Creek, Teen Idol, Condi, The Secret, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Of Mice and Men, Kane Eyre, Three to Get Deadly, Julie & Julia, OC Season Two (whoops- not a book!), Can You Keep a Secret?, The Poisonwood Bible, and Ruthie's Gift***
***The Glass Menagerie, Joy at Work, Operation Homecoming, The Professor and the Madman, Breaking her Fall, Against Forgetting, Homeplace, The Awakening, Abide with Me, Island of Lost Girls, Shadow Baby, The Last Time They Met, Sparknotes (hehe), The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Reading Lolita in the Tehran, The War Works Hard, and American Wife***
***Commencement, Equal Political Economy, Extraordinary Circumstances, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, The Last Song, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Scarlet Letter, The Woman Who Can't Forget, Walk Two Moons, Nancy Drew, Life in the Fat Lane (LOL), My Bondage and My Freedom, Picture Perfect, Forever in Blue, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, The Catcher and The Rye***
***Pretty in Plaid, The Red Tent, Handle with Care, Mercy, The Girls in Pants, College Girl, Chicken Soup, Masquerade, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Glass Castle, Badass Girl's Guide to Poker (?), Keeping Faith, A Million Little Pieces, Harvesting the Heart, Catch 22, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Prep, The Highly Sensitive Person, Hardball, How to Lie with Statistics, Three Cups of Tea, The Red Rose Crew, The Twits, One for the Money, Two for the Dough, And Then There Were None, 1984***
My favorite thing about book shelves is that they're not perfect. Unlike a closet, books can go untouched, be placed upside down, and be completely unorganized. And somehow it looks just right.
An artist who has absolutely perfected the ideal bookshelf is Jane Mount. You can see her work on her blog Ideal Bookshelf as well as her Etsy store.
What's on YOUR shelf?