And then I thought, which books would I choose? I can’t even fill out the “favorite books” section on Facebook because I get so overwhelmed I just have to quit.
Some time passed.
Then she blogged about receiving her very own ideal bookshelf.
I showed this to my mom, whose house I happened to be visiting when I read all about it, and she proclaimed, “I love it – I’ll get you one, too… if you want.” IF I WANT. Please. I want! I want!
So now all I have to do is select my favorite books for my ideal bookshelf. Gaaaah!
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far… but I’ll clearly need to add and edit this list to a solid ten… or eight if I can stand it:
- Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
- A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
- The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
- Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
- Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
- Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
- Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
What are your favorite books?
I really hope you’ll tell me! I’m curious to know because the old cliche is true… favorite books say a lot about a person. My favorites say that I’m an emotional girly-girl – stuck in adolescence but yearning to grow up already – who so very badly wants to save the world with micro-financing solutions. Or something.