15 November 2012

Ideal Bookshelf

I absolutely love Jane Mount's Ideal Bookshelf series. This particular one is James Franco's (found here). Someday I'm going to have one of my own. These are the books I'd put on it so far:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Peter Pan
Harry Potter
Howl's Moving Castle
The Poetry of Robert Frost
A Beatles book (just about any will do)
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
Pride and Prejudice
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
The Outsiders
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Winnie the Pooh
Agatha Christie (again, any will do)
Farenheit 451
A book of Norman Rockwell paintings

Other potentials include: Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Dracula, The Man Who Was Thursday, My Life in France, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. These books all meant something to me at some point or other, but I'm not sure if they'd still be on the list.

What books would be on your ideal bookshelf?



Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I love this post and those ideal bookshelf idea. I study in literature so I already have hundreds of books in my house, but their is a lot in common between your ideal shelf and mine I think :
Hiroshima mon amour from Marguerite Duras
Harry Potter
Le petit Prince
Little nemo in Slumberland (comics)
On the road - Jack Kerouac
L'ombre du vent from Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Le monde de Sophie from Jostein Gaarder
Les fleurs bleues from Raymond Queneau
The Hunger from Knut Hamson
Edgar Allan Poe
Grimm's fairytale
All Jane Austen
All Brontë's sister
And so on! Thanks for this inspiration!

Olive xox

Anonymous said...

i've seen these prints before and LOVED them. i'd definitely have a hard time deciding what to include!

Meli said...

Oooh I like this a lot! I would put harry potter, all the tamora piece books I can get my hands on, my collection of old sewing handbooks, plus mrs. dalloway and orlando, pride and prejudice, great Gadsby, and whatever else I can fit!