I don’t know about you, but when coming to someone’s house for the first time, I always go straight for the bookshelves. A bookshelf is like the mirror of one’s soul. Ok, that is a bit over the top, but still. A book selection can tell you a lot about a person. And apparently I am not the only one who thinks that is the case. Artist Jane Mount paints people’s portraits through the spines of their favorite books. Together with writer Tessaly La Force she created the book My Ideal Bookshelf, full of creative people showing the reader their favorite books of all time including an explanation of why these particular books have been so important to them.
Mount and La Force are enabling us to make our own ideal bookshelf simply by printing this page. When you’re done, you can upload your own ideal bookshelf to their special Tumblr page.
My ideal shelf would definitely include The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote and Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. What would yours look like?